Day 62, “Of Crackpots & Russians & Pre-existing Conditions”

Did something happen regarding Russia? It’s been such a quiet news week so far.

The big story in recent days has been that Donald Trump and the Trump campaign have been under active FBI investigation for potential collusion with Russia to hack the Democratic National Committee and steal e-mails for the purposes of orchestrating a massive misinformation and influence campaign against Hillary Clinton to help Donald into the White House.

Why exactly is the stuff of fodder and the mere suggestion of a hypothesis renders you a crack pot or a lunatic frothing at the mouth by fellow liberals who are quick to normalize Mr. Trump because maybe in some subconscious way they feel validated by being the dissenting voice, and it’s much easier to pick on liberals and journalists working towards a noble goal then it is to turn your ire to those who truly deserve it.

But, as of yesterday, sweet sweet victory:

My colleague Sam Stein at Huffington Post very rightly points out that Clinton World is not ready to let go of their issues with James Comey quite yet, even if his ground-breaking and unprecedented announcement might make him the hero of the hour. Why is that Mr. Comey chose to publicly comment on a bogus investigation into Hillary Clinton, and choose to omit any mention of the ongoing investigation that was being conducted by the Department of Justice against Donald Trump for Russian collusion as FAR BACK AS JULY 2016.

For the record, I have been openly suggesting for months that Trump was aware of the Russian hacking as far back as July 2016, something I was insulted and demeaned for, personally. Here it is:

Insofar as my reputation is concerned, I am surely still a crackpot and lunatic to the alt-right, but that’s okay. The news from the past few days  has been more than heartening.

IN OTHER NEWS, HEALTH CARE IS HARD, Y’ALL

TRUMPCARE is up for a vote in the United States House of Representatives tomorrow, Thursday, and Republican opposition to the bill has sent the GOP into last second attempts to make compromises to prevent an embarrassing defeat on the House floor. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Trump, desperate to pass Trumpcare as it was probably the single most significant campaign referendum by Mr. Trump in the months preceding the election (you know, the same months where he may have colluded with the Russian government to hack the election).

YES IT’S TRUE LADIES AND GENTLEMAN: Despite all the blustering and bravado, it does not appear the GOP have the votes right now to pass Trump’s health care bill into law. This has caused some inner-party turmoil with Trump and Republicans being told they will pay the price in the midterm election,”  [HuffPost]

SUPREME…LY SIMPLE TASK FOR SENATE DEMOCRATS: DO NOT CONFIRM GORSUCH TO SCOTUS

The Senate Confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court are upon us, and his choice Neil Gorsuch has already had quite couple days. Not only did Gorsuch open up his testimony with a falsehood (Merrick Garland denier), but he was taken to task by Al Franken today in his second day of hearings.

From Huffington Post’s Morning E-mail:

EVALUATING NEIL GORSUCH’S HEARINGS THUS FAR Trump’s Supreme Court nominee “ducked and dodged like a pro,” all while Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for a delay in a vote on his nomination for as long as Trump’s campaign remains under investigation by the FBI. [HuffPost]

To be sure though, Senate Democrats have MORE than enough political capital and justification to block Gorsuch. The argument is fairly simple, really:

YES, I’M REALLY CONCLUDING WITH KOREA

In response to horrific reports that North Korea launched a missile this week, the Wall Street Journal has published a must-read expose on the importance of having a credible commander-in-chief. Behold: “A President’s Credibility.”

Finally, our thoughts are with the people of the United Kingdom today. We know your pain all too well and stand with you in solidarity.

Alex Mohajer
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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com