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  • Trump to Hire Lawyer Who Has Pushed Theory That Justice Dept. Framed the President

    03/19/2018 10:19:32 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 123 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump has decided to hire the longtime Washington lawyer Joseph E. diGenova, who has pushed the theory on television that Mr. Trump was framed by F.B.I. and Justice Department officials, to bolster his legal team, according to three people told of the decision. Mr. diGenova is not expected to take a lead role but will instead serve as a more aggressive player on the president’s legal team. Mr. Trump broke over the weekend from the longstanding advice of some of his lawyers that he refrain from directly attacking the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, a...
  • Dowd confirms he resigned as Trump’s lawyer in Mueller probe

    03/22/2018 8:38:35 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 25 replies
    Bloomberg Politics‏Verified account @bpolitics · 3m3 minutes ago Dowd confirms he resigned as Trump’s lawyer in Mueller probe
  • Mo Dowd: "Trump Hits Alps, but Melania Is Frosty in Florida"

    01/29/2018 10:46:52 AM PST · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | 27 Jan 18 | Maureen "Not CZJ" Dowd
    Melania has learned a few things from the master. The first lady will never be as brilliant at trolling as her husband. He is an idiot-savant who plays in the roiling ocean of Twitter as naturally as a blubbery-necked sea lion. Only Donald Trump, a Rat Pack relic who spurred the reckoning with his transgressions toward women, could send out a tweet taking credit for the women’s march. But the Slovenian Sphinx has her moments. It started when she seemed to sartorially upbraid Trump for his Billy Bush vulgarities by wearing a pussy-bow blouse to the St. Louis debate. Then,...
  • Republicans ‘Empowered’ Bill Clinton Sexual Misconduct by Getting Clarence Thomas on Supreme Court

    11/20/2017 7:37:18 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Conor Beck
    ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said on Sunday that the efforts of congressional Republicans to confirm Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court amid sexual harassment allegations levied against him "empowered" former President Bill Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct. Dowd, a former Republicans strategist who now identifies as a "proud independent," made the remarks on ABC's "This Week," Newsbusters reported. "Some things are not about the tribe we're in," Dowd said of sexual misconduct allegations in general during a conversation about Clinton, who some liberals and journalists have criticized in recent weeks amid the ongoing national discussion about sexual harassment. Dowd...
  • The Hillary Effect

    11/19/2017 5:05:25 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    nytimes ^ | NOV. 18, 2017 | Maureen Dowd
    Would the war against preying on women be blazing so fiercely had Hillary Clinton been elected? When I interviewed women in Hollywood about the ugly Harvey Weinstein revelations in The Times and The New Yorker, they told me that feelings of frustration and disgust at having an accused predator in the White House instead of the first woman president had helped give the story velocity. When I talked to Susan Fowler, after her blog post about sexual harassment at Uber that toppled its C.E.O., Travis Kalanick, she said that before Donald Trump’s election, women in Silicon Valley were speaking up...
  • NYT: Cobb overheard talking about colleagues, Russia probe at DC steakhouse

    09/18/2017 12:54:17 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/18/2017 | Daniella Diaz
    White House attorney Ty Cobb was overheard talking about the Russia probe and some of his colleagues at a Washington steakhouse by a New York Times reporter, the publication reported Sunday night. Cobb, who was hired to oversee the White House's legal and media response to the investigation into Russian meddling, was heard talking openly about the Russia investigation with John Dowd, a Washington lawyer with experience in high-profile political cases. "The White House counsel's office is being very conservative with this stuff," Cobb reportedly told Dowd at BLT Steak in Washington last week. "Our view is we're not hiding...
  • Trump, Neo-Nazis and the Klan

    08/20/2017 3:13:33 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 19, 2017 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Email More Save | Maureen Dowdy
    WASHINGTON — One lazy, sultry afternoon in 1947, two years after America helped trounce the Nazis, my father arrived at our family’s modest summer house on the Severn River near the Naval Academy. He had come from his job as a police detective in D.C., still wearing his suit and his service revolver. “Get your shoes on and come with me,” he told my 10-year-old brother, Martin, his Irish lilt edged with a steel that caused his son to scramble. “I have something to do and I want you to see it.” The town, Herald Harbor, Md., had its share...
  • Donald Skunks The Democrats

    06/25/2017 3:16:31 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 60 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JUNE 24, 2017 | Maureen Dowd
    You know who is really sick and tired of Donald Trump winning, to the point where they beg, “Please, Mr. President, sir, it’s too much”? Democrats. The Democrats just got skunked four to nothing in races they excitedly thought they could win because everyone they hang with hates Trump. If Trump is the Antichrist, as they believe, then Georgia was going to be a cakewalk, and Nancy Pelosi was going to be installed as speaker before the midterms by acclamation. But it turned into another soul-sucking disappointment. “It’s Trump four and us zero,” says the Democratic congressman Tim Ryan of...
  • Donald Skunks the Democrats

    06/24/2017 8:24:02 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 83 replies
    NY Times - Opinion ^ | 6/24/2014 | Maureen Dowd
    ..."It's Trump for and us zero," says...Tim Ryan of Ohio...we're doiong something wrong here because a) he's president and b) we're still losing to his candidates." ...The Repubulicans have a wildly unpopular, unstable and untruthful president, and a Congress that veers between doing nothing and spitting out vicious bills, while the Democratic base is on fire and appalled millennials are racing away from Trump. Yet Democrats are stuck in loser gear.. Trump's fatal flow is that he cannot drag himself away from the mirror. "We congenitally believe that our motives are pure and our goals are right," Rahm Emanuel told...
  • Dowd: Muslim Persecution In U.S. ‘Bigger Problem’ Than Christian Persecution by ISIS

    05/12/2017 12:06:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 12, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    nce again, ABC’s Matthew Dowd has proved that even Twitter can’t keep him from saying something so stupid in so few words. Responding to FNC’s Shannon Bream tweet announcing that she was going to be talking to Franklin Graham about the increasing persecution of Christians across the world, Dowd bitterly brought up anti-Muslim “persecution” in the United States as the real issue we should be talking about. ABC’s chief political analyst and a self described “Catholic” bitterly slammed the idea that Christians are persecuted across the world, calling Muslim “persecution” in the United States, a “bigger issue” and “bigger problem.”...
  • Mo Dowd: "Donald, This I Will Tell You" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

    03/28/2017 12:04:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Mar 17 | Maureen "Time has passed me by" Dowd
    Dear Donald, We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a politician? Don’t worry. No one will ever mistake you for a politician. After this past week, they won’t even mistake you for a top-notch negotiator. I was born here. The first image in my memory bank is the Capitol, all lit up at night. And my primary observation about Washington is this: Unless you’re careful, you end up turning into what you started out scorning. And you,...
  • Mo Dowd: "Free Melania - From Our Expectations"

    02/05/2017 8:49:48 AM PST · by seanmerc · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4 Feb 17 | The one and only (thank goodness) Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — Now, stacked on the Trump tower of petrifying things we have to worry about — war with Iran, war with China, war with Mexico, war with Islam, war with koala bears — there is yet another looming disaster. The East Wing is perilously behind in planning for the Easter Egg Roll. Is the White House dropping the ball — or rather, the ovoid? As our omnipresent new president hijacked our reality, the first lady vanished, sparking headlines for nary a glimpse in D.C. since the inaugural. Just as there is a gush of leaks from the resistance in...
  • Mo Dowd: "White House Red Scare"

    01/17/2017 12:22:05 PM PST · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7 Jan 17 | The one and only (thank goodness) Maureen Dowd
    President Donald J. Trump will walk into the Oval Office and be stunned. First, it will be a shock to work in an office decorated with images of men other than himself. Second, he is bound to be suffused with awe as he looks around at the Remington bronze bronco, the Rockwell “Statue of Liberty,” the portraits of Washington and Lincoln, the Swedish ivy on the mantel that has eavesdropped — and leavesdropped — on so much history. The new president will suddenly realize that Joe Biden is right. He needs to grow up. Chuck Schumer is right. He has...
  • Peter Thiel Thinks ‘Star Trek’ Is ‘Communist’ While ‘Star Wars’ Is ‘Capitalist’

    01/12/2017 6:21:01 AM PST · by DFG · 68 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 01/11/2017 | Thom Geier
    In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd on Wednesday, billionaire tech giant Peter Thiel defended his support of President-Elect Donald Trump and offered some characteristically esoteric opinions on everything from Meryl Streep to “Star Wars.” To a question noting that “President Obama had eight years without any ethical shadiness,” Thiel replied, “But there’s a point where no corruption can be a bad thing. It can mean that things are too boring.”
  • Matthew Dowd Explains Christmas on Twitter: Mary and Joseph Were 'Immigrants' and 'Refugees'

    12/26/2016 11:41:22 AM PST · by kevcol · 50 replies
    NewsBusters and Twitter ^ | December 25, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    The latest media person to fail to think and count to ten before hitting the "Tweet" button is Matthew Dowd. Once a Democrat, Dowd came over to the Republican Party in 1999, and was George W. Bush's chief campaign strategist during the 2004 campaign. He became an independent in 2008 and is currently a Chief Political Analyst at ABC News. He also claims to be Catholic, but clearly has a politically twisted understanding of the first Christmas.
  • Mo Dowd: Election Therapy From My Basket of Deplorables

    12/09/2016 11:13:01 AM PST · by seanmerc · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Nov 16 | Maureen Dowd
    Donald Trump pulled off one of the greatest political feats in modern history by defeating Hillary Clinton and the vaunted Clinton machine. The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships. The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The...
  • Absorbing the Impossible

    11/09/2016 7:20:16 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/9/16 | Dowd
    I sat watching in astonishment. The one who couldn’t bear to show up to concede was not, as expected, Donald Trump, but Hillary Clinton... When the Apocalypse came at midnight and the TV analysts — even on Fox — were scrambling to reverse their analyses and justify their bad polling data; and the stock exchanges had to temporarily halt the futures market because it was falling too fast, and the world was spinning off its axis, I called my conservative brother to see what the heck was going on. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “As flawed a candidate as...
  • Trump blasts 'neurotic' New York Times columnist

    09/17/2016 12:07:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to blast New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, calling her “a neurotic dope." “Wacky @NYTimesDowd, who hardly knows me, makes up things that I never said for her boring interviews and column. A neurotic dope!” Trump tweeted.
  • Trump in the Dumps

    06/18/2016 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH damn that Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Trump admits 'mistake' in Tweet of Ted Cruz's Wife

    04/03/2016 5:39:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 420 replies
    KWWL ^ | 04/03/2016 | Luis Castillo
    (NBC) - Donald Trump says he regrets retweeting an unflattering photo of the wife of rival Ted Cruz, a rare move for the Republican front-runner more known for his boasts than backtracking. "Yeah, it was a mistake," Trump told New York Times. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." The retweet set off a war of words between the two candidates, and gave fresh fuel to Democratic candidates and other critics who marveled at a Republican presidential race that had descended into a fight over the candidates' wives. Trump retweeted the photo compilation showing an...