All the president’s men are compromised treasonous idiots & liars

President Trump delivers remarks at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service

For years now, we’ve been saying that when the first dominos fall in Trumpland, it will be a sight to behold because all of these wannabe gangsters and bigly idiots will start turning on each other immediately. It took so much longer than any of us wanted: we kept thinking that this or that would be the first domino. But no. It was the whistleblower and a call from Donald Trump to Ukraine’s president Zelensky. From there, the dominos have started to fall. Considering that Trump can’t take a dump without tweet-incriminating himself and half of his Cabinet, it’s no surprise that one treasonous phone call has led to all of this. All of this broke within the span of about two hours yesterday, in the late afternoon and early evening. It was glorious:

Rudy Giuliani got served. The House Foreign Affairs and Oversight issued subpoenas for Giuliani’s documents related to anything about Trump’s effort to dirty up Joe Biden in Ukraine.

Trumpy needed Oz’s help. Trump went to Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison to “help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call.” Trump went to Australian authorities to help him prove that the Mueller investigation – which is over and in which Trump is still uncharged – was somehow unfair or criminal or bad.

Mike Pompeo was on the phone call. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was ON THE CALL between Trump and Zelensky. He had been trying to play coy about this phone call, like he had never even heard of treason, like he had never even considered that it was an impeachable offense to ask a foreign government to dirty up a political opponent. But Pompeo was on the call.

AG Bill Barr’s foreign meetings. Barr was overseas, conducting “private meetings” with foreign intelligence officials to get “their help in a Justice Department inquiry that President Trump hopes will discredit U.S. intelligence agencies’ examination of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the matter.” He was conducting private meetings with foreign spies in the hopes of convincing those foreign spies to help him discredit the findings of American intelligence operatives that YES, Russia had interfered in the 2016 election and was planning to interfere in the 2020 election. You can’t make this up.

Basically, everyone in the Trump orbit is compromised. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we learned, in the next 24 hours, that Ivanka Trump was also on the phone call and that Jared Kushner asked Mohammed Bin Salman to kill Democrats and that Steve Mnunchin killed hobos and then used hobo corpses’ skin for money.

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  1. Erinn says:

    Something something…drain the swamp…

  2. virginfangirls says:

    Many have sold their souls for money and power in the Trump circle, but I doubt they will continue to sell their souls just to protect Trump. Those type of people are not truly loyal.

  3. Becks1 says:

    I was watching MSNBC yesterday afternoon (I rarely watch tv in the afternoons) and it was insane. They kept cutting to commercial quickly bc they needed extra time to read the stories as they were coming out.

    • Maylee says:

      Lol I’ve been mainlining msnbc since last week. Yesterday afternoon was something special wasn’t it.

      I flipped over to Fox to see how they handled all the breaking stories and they were reporting on the college football pay thing. LMAO. They have NO plan, they can’t keep up, and now testimonies start this week (today? Is it public?).

      It’s happening.

      • phaedra7 says:

        Well, since Take-A-Dump has partial ownership in FOX News, that’s also why the college football coverage was of import to them than their main benefactor being exposed to the world.

  4. Snappyfish says:

    The question in the inner circles of Trumplandia truly must be “How do I not go down for this corrupt moron?” Personally I want them all to go to Effing Jail! Trump, Barr, Pompeo, Giuliani…..don’t drop the soap, ya’ll

  5. Jerusha says:

    In contrast to the filth currently polluting our government, Jimmy Carter celebrates his 95th birthday today, the first president to reach that milestone. Happy Birthday, Mr. President, you are admirable in so many ways.

    • Chrissy says:

      Yes, happy birthday to President Carter, a real Christian who walks the walk every day. Unlike the filth in the WH right now.

    • Lightpurple says:

      I have been honored to meet President Carter several times; truly a wonderful human being who lives his faith.

    • Lindy says:

      I love President Carter. I was lucky enough to meet him at an event I attended (I’m from south Georgia, born and raised). He was absolutely the gentlest, kindest, soul. And so incredibly smart and humble. It’s a wonder we ever managed to elect someone like him and a shame we didn’t elect him to a second term.

      • Bree says:

        I remember him being made fun of in my (Christian) family home as a child. He’s only praised in MY home.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      Thank you for this reminder! He was the first president I ever voted for–and he would have won if not for the corrupt GOP maneuvers with which we’ve now become too familiar.

    • Christin says:

      He has truly walked the higher road. I am proud to be his distant cousin.

      It has bothered me for decades how Jimmy has been portrayed (claiming he was a terrible president and Ronnie was some magical saint). I am glad that time has shown any rational person how wrong (reversed) those portrayals are.

    • lucy2 says:

      A truly good human being. I have so much respect for how he has lived his life as one of service to others.

      He also put his businesses into a blind trust once elected POTUS, unlike the con artist currently squatting in the White House, who not only still runs his businesses, but is spending our tax dollars on them.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        he even sold his beloved peanut farm in order not to give any sense of impropriety.

        the man is a gem.

    • A says:

      I’m not the biggest fan of the office of the presidency (I know how that sounds a;ldkfjafasdf, sorry), but I think Jimmy Carter was shafted, big time. He should have been a two-term president. I’ll never not believe that Ronald Reagan didn’t pull some shady strings to get himself elected. Imagine the world we would have had if Reagan had never fcking become president.

      • Jerusha says:

        IIRC, there was word(rumor, evidence?)thatReagan’s people had contacted the Iranians and said hold on to the hostages until after the election and there’ll be a little quid pro quo.
        I loathed Reagan, still do. One of his first actions was to rip off the solar panels Carter had installed at the WH. Then they dumped the thermostat controls as a FU to environmentalists. Drill, Baby, Drill, Sandanistas, greed is good, on and on. One of the worst ever.

    • Yes! And thank you all for saying it all. Happy Birthday to former President Jimmy Carter! Lucky enough to have worked a little with him and his beautiful, sweet wife on a few Habitat for Humanity projects over the years. They are the real deal! TRULY, truly sweet. All love to them on this special day and every day!

  6. Ally Theater says:

    This is good. Hopefully it paves the way for a Democratic Party win in 2020. I just hope we select the candidate who is going to do the maximum amount of good for the maximum amount of people.

  7. JoanCallamezzo says:

    Happy Birthday to President Carter. He is such an extraordinary person that his presidency was the lowlight of his endeavors.

  8. Kit says:

    No surprise Scott Morrison happily compromised Australia’s international reputation for a chance to get a selfie with Trump. Such an embarrassment.

    • Ally Theater says:

      Aussie PMs are often embarrassing sycophants when it comes to US presidents. The last one that wasn’t was Gough Whitlam.

    • Louisa says:

      This is the only info that’s surprising to me. Like, why Australia? What info would the Australian gvt. be able to give regarding the Russia investigation. Seems so obscure. Or was Trump just asking anyone he thought might make up shit for him?

      • Megan says:

        Papadopulos told an Australian diplomat that Russia had dirt on Hillary. The diplomat relayed that info to the feds who subsequently began the Russian investigation.

  9. Bookie says:

    These are dark dark times. I fear he will skate this time too.

    • Vava says:

      I don’t really see this as dark times. For once in several years there actually appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s my impression, at least.

      • Allie says:

        That’s might be the train coming right at you.

        Trump dodged all accusations so far. He somehow became POTUS after all the things which were already known about him in 2016. If they don’t manage to impeach him he might actually be the “winner” since this would just rile up his base.

      • Vava says:

        @Allie, that’s certainly possible. I’m going to try to be optimistic, though.

      • Louisa says:

        @Allie – the only people getting riled up over this are the same people who have been riled up since the day he came down the escalator and announced his candidacy. They are with him no matter what he does or what comes out in this impeachment investigation. We can’t think about them. It’s those who don’t closely follow the news and maybe always vote Republican but are not necessarily Trump supporters that need to be informed of what he has done.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        He’s being impeached, so the dodging has ended. This will be a forever stain on him and his party, regardless of how the process turns out.

        In the election of 2016, there were many voters that took a chance on him that did not turn out in 2018. He will always have the loyalty of the rabid base, but I think the suburban voters who took a chance on him in 2016 have moved away from him.

        Re: 2020, it’s all speculation at this point, but he is starting to face consequences.

  10. Maylee says:

    So many of us were scared and hesitant to feel hope again, after years of having it crash down over and over. It feels like we’ve been in a 20 year dark night, and now I see daylight…

    Sorry, it’s stuck in my head and that line seems so appropriate!

  11. Lightpurple says:

    Of course Nagini was in on the call. Even if she was off on another of her taxpayer-funded, white savior vacation jaunts, she would have found time to conference into that call. Pompeo has been pretty much letting her run the State Department since he took over from Tillerson.

  12. Vava says:

    I’m really hoping this House of Cards will fall. They are all a bunch of vipers in a pit and I just can’t see them sacrificing themselves for Trump. They’ll turn on him.
    I wonder if more people in the Justice Department will file whistleblower complaints against Barr. And the State Department against Pompeo. The timing for that is right, folks – do it!!!

    • Megan says:

      Conducting an investigation to disprove US intelligence is not going to endear Barr to the rank and file.

  13. AnnaKist says:

    This has been on our news services all day, now that our current Prime Minister and former Foreign Affairs minister have been fingered in this debacle, going back years. It’s making a lot of people wonder if this is the reason for Dump’s and Morrison’s recent bromance. They’re all liars and hypocrites, who have no conception of ethics. And here it is again on the late news. I still can’t believe that maggot is your president. I’m getting the wine.

    • Christin says:

      It’s turning into an international mob-like Watergate. So many witnesses to these “perfect” conversations!

  14. smee says:

    Please let Lindsay Graham and Moscow Mitch get flushed too (and Paul Ryan, while they’re at it!)

    • lucy2 says:

      This seems to be sweeping up almost everyone, but I bet those two will manage to stay out of it somehow. I’d be thrilled to see them go down with it too though. Graham has so thoroughly embarrassed himself these past few years, I hope he feels deep, deep shame about it. Moscow Mitch is just pure evil.

      If we could get Betsy DeVos, Stephen Miller, and a few other of his cabinet swept away by this too, that’d be great.

  15. SJR says:

    Read the headline..nodding, yup, that says it all.

    President Jimmy Carter is a truly good guy. I have read several of his books, he had really lived his faith in many ways. Happy Birthday!

  16. Jerusha says:

    Giuliani last week-“I am not the president’s lawyer.”
    Giuliani yesterday-“Lawyer/client privilege! Lawyer/client privilege!”
    https://twitter.com/isaacdovere/status/1178808877246234624?s=21

    • H says:

      I have no idea what happened to Rudy Giuliani. It’s like he sold his soul to the devil. Not that I believe in the devil, but just saying. This is the guy who brought down the mob bosses as a prosecutor and after 9/11 turned the city around. Is he that desperate to be accepted by Trump and his band of morons?

      I hope he goes down with the rest of them.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        honestly, I think he never got over being beaten by HRC for that NY Senate seat.

      • A says:

        Nothing happened to Rudy Giuliani. Rudy Giuliani has ALWAYS been like this. People only contended with him because he did stuff that was beneficial for them, and because he managed to display a modicum of empathy after 9/11. Otherwise, he’s always been rotten straight through, no question about it, dating well back into the 90s.

      • Megan says:

        Giuliani went after Italian mobsters, but he never went after Russian mobsters even though their criminality is on par with the Italian mob.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Giuliani brought down the Italian mob in New York at a time that the mob itself was undergoing internal upheavals and power struggles up and down the East Coast. The Patriacas in Rhode Island were taken down and those that were left were too old to maintain power. Bulger had turned on and taken down the Anguillos in Boston and was in a war for power. New York was going the same way as Boston & Providence and the Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese mobs were taking up turf, as were gangs.

    • Christin says:

      If his kids cared for him, they would have him getting medical evaluations instead of running to a media outlet every night.

      He’s likely going to spend his last years needing his own lawyers.

  17. margedebarge says:

    I can’t wait to see all these fools start turning on each other. I want to see so many resignations coming out of the administration that it’s just him and Ivanka left in the White House. And even Ivanka has her limit I do believe.

  18. Jerusha says:

    The funniest words I’ve read in ages, “trump MAY have lied to Mueller.”
    https://twitter.com/pendejss25/status/1178884401914142721?s=21

  19. Lizzie says:

    In the words of Alyssa Mastromonaco on the Hysteria podcast last week “When people compare Trump to the mafia, the mafia should sue for defamation.”

  20. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Le sigh. I have three trench dresses in my closet right now. Come at me. I think she looks fine and appropriate and if Kate can have her buttons then Meghan cam have her trench dresses. I get why she likes them. And Meghan did not “look bad” this entire tour. 🙄 This wasn’t a fashion tour.

  21. Pineapple says:

    Um, I couldn’t bring myself to read the article. This stuff is getting to be too much for me. I will say, the TITLE. XO

  22. isadora says:

    Twitler is screwed. Even if there’s scenario where he gets away or be pardoned by Pence there are investigations and trials awaiting him once he’s out of the White House and those are crimes for which he can’t be pardoned for. The only protection he has is that he’s a sitting (uh…sh*tting) president. So him still going after Mueller makes sense…Mueller didn’t exonarate him and he can only try and discredit him. Note he still stands that Russia has nothing to do with it while attacking American intelligence agencies telling him otherwise. A while ago he said to let Russia come and set up a cybersecurity for America. Sure that basically hands off every security secret and have no problem to interfere with elections again.
    Seriously the stupidity of Twitler and the rest of these shitheads of his administration knows no bounds.

  23. Jerusha says:

    I just watched Lil Nas X on CBS Morning Show. He has more wisdom and humanity than all the trump minions rolled together.

  24. Murphy says:

    How much longer til this is all over and the only Bill Barr we have to look at is John Goodman playing him in an Oliver Stone movie???

  25. lolalola3 says:

    Ha! Corpse-skin for cash. Best line of the day.

  26. Giddy says:

    Bill Barr has just openly become Bigly’s consigliere! He’s not even trying to disguise that his only purpose as the NATION’S top lawyer is to protect Trump. Same with Rudy. He used to be an excellent lawyer, going after mob bosses etc. Now he comes on the various news shows and gets to talking so fast defending Tweetolini that he looks and sounds like a madman. But we’ve already seen that anyone who associates with Big Orange gets ruined. Let all the idiots fall!

  27. Jessica says:

    What I don’t understand is why Barr has gone to bat and gone this far for Trump. Was he promised half of the kingdom once Trump made himself an Emperor? Sickening. They all need to be removed and jailed.

    • Sean says:

      Jessica, watch The Family on Netflix. It will all make sense. People like Barr view Trump as “the Wolf King” and believe he’s chosen by God so the rules are different for him.

      • A says:

        I think the reality is more sobering. I think Barr supports Trump because Barr, much like every other Republican in the country, fundamentally agrees with Trump’s message. He’d only argue that Trump should put a veneer of respectability, but otherwise, he’s perfectly happy with the racism, misogyny, and the corruption. I don’t know why people want an explanation beyond this. People support Trump because they like him, because they agree with his views and his attitudes, and that’s that.

  28. Lady says:

    I’m scared to be optimistic. I’m the only member of my family who openly opposes this Cheeto. Some family members have come to me in secret saying they hate him and never voted for him but they can’t say that out loud in Oklahoma. I’m relocated to California so I’m allowed to be loud and liberal even though I’m a moderate independent. Somehow moderate independent has turned to liberal trash because I hate Trump. It’s funny how that works isn’t it?

    • Christin says:

      Glad you are in a blue area now. I’m in a traditionally red area. Recently I have noticed that few are willing to support Orange. Local news comments, social media and co-workers aren’t defending him anymore.

      There may be hope that more people are figuring out the snake oil salesman.

    • Juls says:

      Lady: I know extremism has always been around, but for me it really took hold when the far-right tea party commandeered control of the GOP and basically said, you’re either with us 100% on everything or you are the enemy. Moderates were basically told to get in line with this or be booted from the party. Compromise became a word as negative as liberal. And moderates were forced to accept the new GOP, become Democrats, or go into hiding. The super rich love it because the policies make them super-duper rich. The same people that own media platforms like Fox news, which they turned into a tool to brainwash the masses that are under-educated due to their policies of slashing education funding and cramming religion down throats. Feed the people poo and tell them it’s filet mignon. Sadly, the average Republican cannot mentally come to terms with the fact that they are simultaneously being used while being laughed-at for going along with a party that hates them and makes their lives harder.

  29. FluffyPrincess says:

    In this last week, since they have not been able to bury this story in cries of FAKE NEWS, I’ve become cautiously optimistic.

    I think Guiliani will DEFINITELY try to take as many people with him as he can. If he accepts that he’s toast, then my bet is that he will be DAMNED if he goes down/to jail ALONE. I think he will sing like a canary, because he literally has nothing left to lose. He might be totally crackers at this point, but my bet is he’s like Cohen and has A LOT of stuff he’s kept Just.In.Case.

    That orange menace has had so many corrupt lackeys licking his boots and moving the deck chairs around — I can’t be fully optimistic. But I definitely see some cracks in the facade.

  30. A says:

    I think the fact that this is an impeachment inquiry makes this different. I think that no one in his camp really expected that he’d ever have to deal with it. They were content to yell about the threat of impeachment because it benefited them politically. But the realities of it are vastly different, and I do not think Trump is prepared for what that means.

  31. Aimee says:

    Guys, I am still terrified this will go NOWHERE. Just like everything else these people have slithered out of. I don’t think I can take another 4 years of this crap.

    • Lady says:

      I guess we hope for the best and prepare for the worst. I have been sticking to Associated Press for news and here just to have sane discussions. I’m so glad I found this website!

  32. Carol says:

    Thank you, Kaiser, your last sentence/paragraph was priceless!!

  33. Who ARE These People? says:

    Kaiser, your summaries are brilliant.

  34. MC2 says:

    Thank you for your work to summarize this field of dumpster fires that can burn too bright to realize what the hell to focus on.

    • funfactor says:

      And did you read the vicious comments after Maxine’s message? The far right’s idiocy knows no bounds–it’s truly depressing.

  35. Sharonk says:

    Thank god I live in blue NY state.