They Tried To Witness Tamper Cassidy Hutchinson SPECIFICALLY? Well Then! How Interesting!



As we have been saying, Liz Cheney has been talking about witness tampering a lot, so we have been having a feeling it's about to become a great big huge part of the House January 6 Select Committee's investigation, and perhaps also the criminal investigation over at the Justice Department.

Cheney made a point at the end of the Cassidy Hutchinson hearing of showing statements from witnesses about how Donald Trump and Company had tried to tamper with their testimony, but she didn't say who. And now here comes CNN reporting that oh yeah, Trump tried to fuck with Hutchinson's testimony specifically. They say Punchbowl got it first but we're too lazy to go look. Point is, it had not been reported that they tried to witness tamper Hutchinson specifically.


Cheney explained during that hearing:

"We commonly ask witnesses connected to Mr. Trump's administration or campaign whether they have been contacted by any of their former colleagues, or anyone else, who attempted to influence or impact their testimony," Cheney said during the hearing, before showing snippets of how witnesses responded to that question.

You know, because of how witness tampering is a crime.

CNN adds that the committee was very worried about Cassidy Hutchinson's safety before the hearing, which says so much about what kind of low-rent mafia criminals we are dealing with here.

And to be clear, this isn't a story about, oh, Liz Cheney showed records of Trumpland witness tampering with two unnamed witnesses, so that means they did it twice. CNN says committee folk have been suggesting it's looooooooootta fuckin' witnesses, quoting Adam Schiff, who told them that "Certainly we've seen a history of the former President trying to influence witnesses or intimidate them."

In case you missed it in the hearing, these are the examples Cheney showed at that hearing:

Cheney said [an] unnamed witness told the committee: "What they said to me is, as long as I continue to be a team player, they know I'm on the right team. I'm doing the right thing. I'm protecting who I need to protect. You know, I'll continue to stay in good graces in Trump world. And they have reminded me a couple of times that Trump does read transcripts." The second example Cheney gave is a call a witness received saying, "Quote 'a person let me know you have your deposition tomorrow. He wants me to let you know he's thinking about you. He knows you're loyal. And you're going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition.'"

And then on "Good Morning America" yesterday morning, Cheney just casually mentioned that she's pretty sure the Justice Department takes shit like this pretty seriously, so ...

So.

Oh, and as to the smear campaign the Right is trying to launch against Hutchinson, Cheney said she is "absolutely confident in her credibility."

So.

Watch this space, or watch Liz Cheney's space, yeah probably just watch Liz Cheney's space, she's going to fuck them all up and we get to watch.

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IN RE Mitch McConnell’s Response To Joe Biden’s Undignified Comments About Piece Of Sh*t Supreme Court



Y'all. Hey. Hey y'all. Y'all hey.

Mitch McConnell said Joe Biden is being very bad at "dignity."

Yeah.

That's the joke, the end, good blog post, us!

So anyway, McConnell is just real upset about the way Biden talked about the Supreme Court this morning in Madrid. We guess he's mad Biden referred to the "outrageous behavior" of the Supreme Court, as if to suggest the partisan hacks McConnell and Donald Trump put on the Court without America's consent are filthy disgusting unwashed toddlers and not distinguished jurists. That's what happens when you put partisan hacks who act like filthy disgusting unwashed toddlers — misogynistic ones! — onto the Court, instead of distinguished jurists.


Yes, Mitch McConnell is complaining about this, the guy who has singlehandedly done more diarrhea all over the legitimacy of the Court than any living human, starting when he stole a Supreme Court nomination from Barack Obama in order to wait almost a whole year see if that Russian attack on the 2016 election for Trump's benefit would pay off for the GOP.

Oh, would McConnell deny that was the true motivation in his heart? That is between him and Satan, and we can all look at McConnell's behavior throughout the year of our Lord 2016 — especially when the Obama administration begged him to join with them in condemning Russia's assault on our country and he wouldn't do it — and judge for ourselves what we think was really going on. (Remember how MAAAAAAD he got when the whole country started calling him "Moscow Mitch"?)

And look, it worked! Mitch McConnell stole a Supreme Court seat and gave it to yet another Republican president who couldn't win the popular vote if his unpopular sad life depended on it!

Then in 2020, just to make sure he had fully skullfucked the legitimacy (and dignity!) of the Court to death, he went ahead and got a vile, unqualified trash human named Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat, oh my God, after people had already started voting in that year's election.

And the Russian attack didn't work in that election, so WHEW. Close one, Mitch! We just had to endure the dignity in between like with the pussy grabbing and the ketchup throwing and the golden toilet for his Big Mac dumps, just all the dignity in the world on that one, must have been why Mitch McConnell refused to impeach him after he very dignifiedly led an actual coup on actual Mitch McConnell.

In between, he made sure to get Justice CrediblyAccused von SexualPredator confirmed, to sit on a toadstool in front of that unfuckable fascist airhead Alito and the one who talks about the pubes and has the sedition wife, so that in just one week of just one term they could take away rights from: women, children getting murdered in schools, Native American tribal sovereignty, "the literal earth," and Miranda rights, and they promised next term they'd come for "one person one vote" when they said they'd take up whether state legislatures can just say fuck it and pick anyone they want to be president.

Yeah, tell us about "dignity" and "Supreme Court," Mitch, please, LOL.



OK, Mitch McConnell, go eat family-sized Kentucky fried buckets of dicks in hell, you trifling piece of un-American shit, please and thank you.

Oh are we not being "dignity"? We said "please and thank you" like the southern gentleman we are, not sure what else you want from us.

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Liz Cheney Calls Trump Garbage Right To Reagan Library’s Face



Liz Cheney spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in sunny California last night, and because this is the bonkers world we live in, we have to treat that like a good thing and an inspiring thing. And the thing is, it was! It was good and inspiring and she stood up for America and we still have whiplash from all of this, to be honest.

Of course, we come to this with our tongues planted much more firmly in cheek than perhaps Rep. Cheney would prefer, as she was speaking at soaring lengths about the Republican party making a choice whether it was going to get back in the American lane or veer full-stop into fascism. We'd argue that bird has flown the coop straight into the hands Vladimir Putin and Viktor Orban and the gaping, festering holes in Tucker Carlson's white nationalist soul.

But it was a cool speech!


Here's the video:

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As Politico Playbook notes, Cheney's speech was part of the Reagan Library's “Time for Choosing Speaker Series,” where Republicans are speaking to “address critical questions facing the future of the Republican Party.” What kind of luminaries have participated in this exercise? Such mental wizards as Kristi Noem and Mike Pompeo and, um, Ben Sasse! And Mike Pence! And so many more!

To be fair, the Venn diagram of the Republican brain trust is mostly halfwits, demagogues and religious fascists, so it's not like we're going to run into a bunch of "Jeopardy!" champs here.

Playbook does note that Donald Trump has not been invited to participate. The library says it's not including former presidents in this series. Whatever.

But on to that soaring speech!

“At this moment, we are confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before. And that is a former president who is attempting to unravel the foundations of our Constitutional Republic. And he is aided by Republican leaders and elected officials who have made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man.

Enemies foreign and domestic, but mostly domestic right now, ayup, sounds right.

“Now, some in my party are embracing former President Trump. And even after all we’ve seen, they’re enabling his lies. Many others are urging that we not confront Donald Trump, that we look away. And that is certainly the easier path. One need only look at the threats that are facing the witnesses who’ve come before the Jan. 6 committee to understand the nature and the magnitude of that threat.

There she is mentioning the witness tampering again, just like she did at the end of the Cassidy Hutchinson hearing, which leads us to believe the Committee has a lot of evidence on that.

“But to argue that the threat posed by Donald Trump can be ignored is to cast aside the responsibility that every citizen — every one of us — bears to perpetuate the Republic. We must not do that, and we cannot do that.”

Again, she was speaking to a group of Republicans in the year 2022. That's not nothing.

And she didn't hold her fire at them either. Yes, that quote above has her saying words about "enabling his lies," but elsewhere in the speech she called Republicans "willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man,” and said "Republicans cannot be loyal to Donald Trump and to the Constitution."

She also summarized what her January 6 Committee has proven so far. We borrowed this portion of the transcript from Charlie Sykes so all the errors are his:

As we have shown, Donald Trump attempted to overturn the presidential election. He attempted to stay in office and to prevent the peaceful transfer of presidential power.

He summoned a mob to Washington.

He knew they were armed on January 6th.

He knew they were angry, and he directed the violent mob to march on the capital in order to delay or prevent completely the counting of electoral votes.

He attempted to go there with them. And when the violence was underway, he refused to take action to tell the rioters to leave.

Instead, he incited further violence by tweeting that the vice president, Mike Pence, was a coward. He said, quote, Mike deserves it. And he didn't want to do anything in response to the “Hang Mike Pence” chants.

It's undeniable. It's also painful for Republicans to accept.

It was just after that when she said Republicans can't be loyal to both the Constitution and Trump.

And they clapped at her, in the good way!

Of course, the Los Angeles Times does note that "full capacity crowd skewed more Democratic than usual, and many attendees said they were inspired to come to the speech after her performances on the Jan. 6 panel." So it's possible the true headline here is "Democrats Woo-Girl-Ing At Liz Cheney Again, ZZZZZZZZZ."

But hey, sure, fine, we live in this bonkers time when lambs lie down with Cheneys and a little child shall lead them, or however the Bible goes. And though she criticized Democrats here and there, she also said:

“One of my Democratic colleagues said to me recently that he looked forward to the day when he and I could disagree again,” she said to laughs. “And believe me, I share that sentiment.”

Kum-ba-yah or whatever, Jesus Christ, this country is in a really shitty place when this excites us.

[Politico Playbook / Los Angeles Times / The Bulwark]

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Jesse Watters Just Asking Who Will Turn Letters On ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ If All The Women Go On Strike



Who ever knows what imaginary news the rubes are bitching about on "The Five"? The last time we visited with them they were whining about imaginary late night shipments of illegal immigrants to the Westchester airport north of New York. Yep, that's how easily led and racist they are.

And now Jesse Watters is holding his thumb and forefinger just so, angrily jerking himself off over certain woman members of Congress suggesting maybe all the women should go on strike after Sam Alito, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett decided to have a judicial circle jerk all over freedom and bodily autonomy when they overturned Roe.

But because it's Jesse Watters, a man who by his own accounting tricked his now-wife into getting into his car by letting the air our of her tires, it has to be laced with incel-style contempt disguised as funny good time sexism jokes about all the things that won't get done if women go on strike.




JESSE WATTERS: I want to talk about what the Squad said that there's — there's going to be a woman's strike?

DANA PERINO: Yeah, are you worried about that?

WATTERS: I'm a little worried about that. I'm watching Wheel of Fortune. Who's going to turn over the letters?

Ha ha, what do ladies do? They turn over the letters on "Wheel Of Fortune"!

BRIAN KILMEADE: Good point. That's an excellent point.

Brian Kilmeade is also a feral hog who enjoys these jokes.

WATTERS: Is Pat going to have to walk over and turn over —

Because Pat Sajak has spent his life doing such crucial work otherwise.

At that point, though, Judge Boxwine offered to turn over the letters. That would be an interesting "Wheel Of Fortune," and by interesting we mean drunk.

For a moment Watters seemed like he appreciated the existence of women, one of whom runs the shitty television show he's on, suggesting that if their executive producer didn't come to work, their ratings would tank. Then it got weird.

WATTERS: Think about the repercussions here, Brian. Our EP at "The Five" is a woman. She's not going to show up to work? We're left to our own devices? We're going to go from first to the fifth, like that. The FBI agents that are women, how are they going to infiltrate Jane's Revenge?

If you are not aware, "Jane's Revenge" is the very possibly imaginary pro-abortion terrorist group that recently did, um, nothing as far as any honest person can tell. It's probably a hoax, just like everything else these dumbfucks on Fox News believe in, like their hallucinations about Antifa hordes literally burning down cities.

Then Jesse reverted to form and started talking about women as just people who nag him at home. We're guessing he's talking about the woman he said he lured into his car:

WATTERS: Is this going to happen at home, too? Who's going to mess with the thermostat? Who's going to tell me that my clothes clash before I leave? Are they not going to do everything, Brian? I think we're underestimating how serious this is. They have us right where they want us. It's like kryptonite.

Uh huh.

The clip above is worth watching in its entirety, just to see how little these grundle stains actually think of the American people, especially women. Kilmeade and the others mock the media and Democrats for having absolute meltdowns over the Christian fascist confiscation of people's bodily autonomy. They sneeringly play a clip of comedian Wanda Sykes correctly noting that America isn't a democracy, and that flyover rubes, who constitute a minority in this country, are being allowed to dictate life for the blue majority, which for the record pays for the continued existence of the flyover rube states.

Oh, but Jesse Watters doesn't think that's true. He thinks "everything works in this country" because of the flyover rubes.

LOL, sure buddy. Maybe if they weren't wasting their lives watching "The Five" on weekday afternoons with their thumbs up their asses.

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Raphael Warnock MAYBE POSSIBLY Doing Very Well But Maybe He Isn’t, You Don’t Know



Look, there are a whole bunch of disclaimers, and this is news that should make absolutely nobody relax and go eat a peach and forget to vote in November, but it is possible Senator Raphael Warnock is doing very well in Georgia.

A poll (ONE POLL) from Quinnipiac University (ONE QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY) says Warnock is 10 points ahead of professional robot ballerina rocket scientist cowboy porn star Power Ranger spaceman Herschel Walker.



This would be very good! But again, it is one poll (ONE POLL) and it doesn't look like this race has been polled very much, and this is definitely the biggest lead that's manifested for Warnock, but on the other hand this is the only major poll taken after the past month of total fucking embarrassment for Herschel (who's got multiple personalities? JESUS OUR LORD), so maybe that's really the way the numbers are trending.

But on the other other hand, secret Wonkette operative "Florida numbers guy" says Quinnipiac polling blows a whole goat in the South.

So who knows?


But if we take this poll (ONE POLL) at face value (YOUR FACE) then it says Warnock is up over Herschel 54 to 44. It appears this owes to huge leads among independents (62-33) and women (61-37). Also, according to Quinnipiac analyst Tim Malloy, "Herschel Walker fumbles on honesty and tumbles on favorability as Raphael Warnock surges ahead in the race for senator."

Meanwhile, this poll has Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp completely tied 48 to 48, which would suggest that at this moment there are ticket-splitting Kemp-Warnock voters. The Malloy guy says this is because Georgia voters think both candidates are "honesty, empathy, and leadership," haha, what idiots.

And the rest of the numbers in this poll are just bad, so maybe Raphael Warnock really is doing this well if he's got these numbers in a poll next to these numbers:

  • Fully 41 percent think the biggest issue is "inflation," while "Samuel Alito stole your uterus and gave it to one of the Nazi popes" only ranks at the top for 10 percent.
  • Joe Biden's job approval is only 33 percent, in Georgia, this swingiest of swing states. Jesus.

But hey, maybe Quinnipiac's numbers are blowing a goat there, too, anything is possible.

Regardless, who knows what'll happen between now and November, things can always get much worse than they are today. They can't get better because that's not the direction America goes in anymore.

Fucking vote, sheeple!

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Live From Madrid, It’s The President Of America!



President Joe Biden has been at the NATO Summit this week, and according to various websites he is holding a news conference in Madrid. Allegedly.

We are sure he will have a lot to talk about, or maybe he will just make fun of Vladimir Putin's nipples the whole time -- oh no, there is a reason for that joke, it is important international business -- who even knows.

Let's watch it together and find out!


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8:59: Oh, look who is basically on time!

OK so far Biden has said happy words about Sweden and Finland joining NATO and he accidentally called Sweden "Switzerland" because he said he was just so excited about these new NATO members.

He is also very excited that Germany and a bunch of others are getting very close to spending the agreed-upon two percent of GDP that NATO members are supposed to be spending on their own national defense. This is the thing Donald Trump was always trying and failing to understand, when he would act like Germany had failed to make a deposit in a bank account for which he had an ATM card.

9:02: Biden says he told Putin the whole world would line up against him because of the Ukraine war, and oh look, there were all these Indo-Pacific nations at the NATO summit, wonder how they got there.

Also Biden says screw you Joe Manchin, if he can't do Build Back Better at home, he will do "infrastructure week" for the WHOLE WORLD and guess what Joe Manchin does not have veto power over? World.

To be clear, Biden did not say Manchin's name, we are just reading through the lines and correctly assessing who is a piece of shit here.

9:06: OK, time for questions! Biden didn't make any comments about any of the shitshows going on back in America. But an AP reporter is asking about how goddamn awful everything is and how everybody in America thinks everything is terrible and also everybody in the world thinks America is going backward.

Biden says none of the world leaders think America is going backward, but he is pissed about the "outrageous behavior of the Supreme Court." Seems to suggest that's pretty much our current national embarrassment, and he is right about that.

9:07: Biden says he knows people are frustrated, and we have to codify Roe. AP reporter's second question, G-7 leaders (Biden was at G-7 before this) said they'd support Ukraine "as long as it takes." What does that mean? Will Biden support Ukraine "as long as it takes," or do those words not mean things?

Biden notes that what the world has done to Russia has had an effect, the sanctions have hurt them, they just defaulted on their foreign debt for the first time in over 100 years. Notes today that Ukrainians just took back Snake Island. Notes Russia tried to take Kyiv, failed, notes Russia has tried to control the Donbas, failed, "as long as it takes" mean as long as it takes.

9:11: Next question from the New York Times, basically the war has pushed our gas prices up, how long is it fair to ask Americans and others around the world to pay more because of the Russian war against Ukraine. Biden says as long as it takes, and why do we have NATO otherwise?

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AZ QAnon A-Hole Kari Lake Will Sue ALL DRAG QUEENS Who Reveal How Full Of Sh*t She Is



VERY IMPORTANT FOLLOWUP STORY!

Couple weeks ago, Wonkette had the story of how batshit QAnon scumbag Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was being called out by a local drag queen named Barbra Seville. Why? Well, like the vile piece of shit she is, Lake has been attacking drag queens and LGBTQ people in general. Is she claiming LGBTQ people and drag queens are "grooming" children? Of course she is. She knows how to read the lines they put in the teleprompter inside her brain.

Thing is, Kari Lake is a former local TV news journalist, and it is virtually impossible to work in that world without being well-acquainted with gay people, and maybe even drag queens. So if somebody happens to know what a fucking hypocritical liar you are being, well ...


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Right.

So according to Barbra Seville, Kari Lake used to buddy around with drag queens, specifically one Barbra Seville, who explained on Facebook that "I've performed for Kari's birthday, I've performed in her home (with children present,) and I've performed for her at some of the seediest bars in Phoenix." Who's the groomer now, KARI? You garbage human being.

Were there pictures? Of course! Did Cindy McCain reply to the tweets about it by saying "Boop"? Yep did!

Did Barbra Seville say Kari Lake was sometimes that straight woman party guest at a gay event, who had to be asked to leave because she was so fuckin' drunk? Yes also that.

AND NOW KARI LAKE IS SUING!

THE UPDATE IS THAT KARI LAKE IS SUING!


SHE SAYS IT'S ALL A LIE!

HERE'S THE VERY STUPID CEASE-AND-DESIST LETTER FROM SOME LAWYER DUMB ENOUGH TO WRITE ONE!

The letter is written to Richard Stevens, the man behind the drag queen. His response, through his lawyer's letter in response, is fuck off.

"Ms. Lake was once a respected news anchor for a major TV station, Many Arizonans invited Ms. Lake into their homes each evening to hear her deliver the news. Something happened to her - to make her mean, angry and sullen. Now Kari is a bully, and the reservoir of good will she had built up over the years as a cherished news anchor - well, that’s been drained to the point where we might as well just refer to her now as Kari Puddles."

We're sorry, the drag queen's response was fuck off, "Kari Puddles."

As you might imagine, Kari Puddles ran off to blubber and moan on Fox News, where one of the only semi-journalists in the house, Bret Baier, dared to ask her if the allegations — that she once knew a drag queen — were true.

“I do care. I actually do care to address that and I’m really shocked. I’m actually appalled that Fox News would take a defamatory story like that and we are pursuing legal action against this drag queen, I’m appalled that you would bring that up when you have not talked about our stolen election,” Lake said.

Yeah.

“I’m happy to address it. I’m happy to address it. But I’m really disappointed in Fox. I thought you were a little better than CNN,” said Lake ...

Right. After some more babbling, Baier asked hey, what about the pictures of you with the drag queen?

“I don’t want to ask these questions. I asked you to address them,” Baier added.

“I think you do want to ask them but you don’t want to ask about 2,000 Mules,” Lake responded, trying to deflect back to the 2020 election and allegations of voter fraud.

People will do anything to avoid talking about Dinesh D'Souza's homemade porn movie about imaginary voter fraud.

'“You are saying his allegations are wrong, is that what you are saying?” Baier pushed again.

“Yes, I am. I’m really appalled that you would spend time on a false story like that. It’s shocking,” Lake added, never addressing the photos or social media posts linking her to Stephens. [...]

“Here you have me on and try to bring a defamatory story out. It’s really sad,” she concluded.

Amazing.

You can look at all Kari Lake's pallin' around with drag queens pics here, and at that link there's also Donald Trump pooping out a "truth" on "Truth Social" about how Kari Lake just creamed Bret Baier in that interview.

Yep.

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Liz Cheney Just Saying GET YOUR ASS IN A CHAIR, PAT CIPOLLONE, YOU F*CKER



Lately during public hearings of the House January 6 Select Committee, Liz Cheney takes time to very personally put former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on blast over his refusal to testify publicly. At the end of last Thursday's hearing, Cheney said, "Our evidence shows that Pat Cipollone and his office tried to do what was right. They tried to stop a number of President Trump’s plans for Jan. 6." So come on over here, Pat, and let Liz Cheney put a gold star on your Trapper Keeper!

After Cheney said that, sources started telling journalists that Cip was already being really very cooperative, but blah blah blah "serious institutional concerns and privilege issues" blah blah blah. Fuck off.

Dude knows everything, and Cheney knows it, and everybody else knows it.

We know Cipollone threatened to resign multiple times over Trump's coup attempts, and that he called the letters former DOJ douche Jeffrey Clark wanted to send to the states instructing them how to toss out their election results a "murder-suicide pact."

According to Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony, on the morning of January 6, Cipollone was freaking the fuck out trying to make sure nobody would take President Ketchup Smears to the Capitol, because they would get "charged with every crime imaginable" if he went there. He said "please keep in touch with me." From the same testimony, we know Mark Meadows reportedly told Cip during the riot that Trump believed Mike Pence deserved whatever was happening to him in the Capitol that day.

During yesterday's hearing, Liz Cheney asked Hutchinson if the White House Counsel's Office was concerned about the things Donald Trump planned to say in his speech to the buck-toothed hordes that day, the hordes we now know Trump was well-fucking-aware were armed to the teeth. (He knew they weren't there to hurt him.) Yes, the White House Counsel's Office did have concerns about that!

He knows everything. As Charlie Sykes wrote this morning, if "Hutchinson’s testimony wasn’t the John Dean moment, she made it clear that the testimony of the former White House counsel just might be."

And today Cheney is reiterating her calls for Cipollone to GET IN A CHAIR FUCKER NOW FUCKING NOW OH MY GOD JESUS FUCK.




Come on, Pat. You scared of Liz Cheney, Pat? Where the fuck are you, Pat? Liz Cheney doesn't bite haha yes she does, GET OVER HERE AND GET BIT, PAT.

Looks like the Committee's gonna subpoena him anyway, so.

Cipollone's name came up a bunch of times during Hutchinson's testimony, on top of what we already mentioned. For instance, she said he told her on January 3 that "This would be legally a terrible idea for us, we have serious legal concerns if we go up to the Capitol that day." You know, because Mark Meadows and others were already talking on the 3rd about Trump maybe going to the Capitol on the 6th.

And then there were these colorful details, of what Cip was doing as Trump's terrorists raged:

Back at the White House, Hutchinson said she saw Cipollone “barreling down the hallway” looking for her boss, Meadows. She overheard the conversation: “I remember Pat saying to him, something to the effect of, ‘The rioters have gotten into the Capitol, Mark, we need to go down and see the president now.’ And Mark looked up [from his phone] and said ‘He doesn’t want to do anything, Pat.’”

She said Cipollone continued to pressure Meadows to convince Trump to call off the rioters: “Something needs to be done, or people are going to die, and blood is going to be on your f---ing hands. This is getting out of control.” They both marched out of the office, down to the dining room where Trump was, she testified.

But Trump didn't want to call them off. He didn't think they were doing anything wrong.

Yeah, we are pretty sure Pat Cipollone needs to raise his right hand and say all this on TV to the American people. Likewise, if that one Secret Service douche Tony Ornato, who loved Trump so much he accepted a deputy chief of staff position, wants to call Cassidy Hutchinson a liar over the story of Trump lunging and trying to drive the limo to the Capitol from the backseat, he needs to raise his own right hand. (Click here for some more background/reminders on who Ornato is and how he helped put together Trump's fascist Bible photo-op at Lafayette Square. Also this. Hutchinson doesn't seem to be the one with the credibility problems here.)

Come on, losers. Asses in chairs. Do it for America because you're scared of Liz Cheney.

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Kamala Harris Knew Kavanaugh And Gorsuch Lied To Her Face, Jesus Christ, Duh



In case you've been wondering where President Joe Biden has been this week, he's in Europe, doing things like "G-7" and "NATO stuff" and "King of Spain." (Well, he's not doing the king of Spain. Probably.)

But Vice President Kamala Harris is back home in America, and she's got some words to say about Samuel Alito and his lunch table full of Opus Dei creeps overturning abortion rights in a desperate bid to get the Virgin Mary to go to prom with them.

Before they murdered Roe, Harris was loudly shouting "How DARE they." Now they have dared. To NPR, Harris put it in perspective:


"It is profound, in terms of where [the decision] takes us back. We have a 23-year-old daughter who is going to know fewer rights than my 80-something-year-old mother-in law," Harris said.

Harris said she doesn't deny anybody how they're feeling right now, even if that feeling is disillusionment, because "I know how I'm feeling right now." But she said, "Now the question becomes, what can we do?"

One thing, she said, would be to actually have a Congress that can codify abortion rights into federal law. Though Harris has not specifically said out loud that the Senate should kill the filibuster to do this, Wonkette notes the obvious fact that passing such a law would require a Senate with enough Democrats to clothesline stupid idiots like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema off to the side and render their whining about tradition and norms or God Even Knows What The Fuck totally irrelevant.

Point is, we have to win in November and win big.

"We cannot underestimate the significance of the upcoming elections and the need for all people who care about this issue to understand that we have to have a pro-choice Congress to pass this law," she said, mentioning Senate races in Georgia, North Carolina and Colorado, in particular.

And Harris said this is a good time for us to understand in an intersectional way all the different people this vile Supreme Court — and by extension the people who installed that Court — wants to hurt, and fight back together:

"If you take it as a Venn diagram, the part of the circle that is about attacks on voting rights, the circle that is about the attacks against the LGBTQ community, and the circle that is the attacks on a woman's right to choose, it's really interesting to see the overlap of those circles."

Indeed! It's like there's a white supremacist Christian minority hellbent on stealing the country and democracy itself, and they don't care who they have to destroy to achieve it. Somebody oughta do something about that.

Meanwhile, in an interview this week with CNN's Dana Bash, Harris threw tacit shade at the aforementioned Joe Manchin and also Susan Collins, who are either for real too stupid to know when Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch are lying to them under oath, or they are pretending to be.

"I never believed them. I didn't believe them. That's why I voted against them," the vice president said in an interview on Monday when Bash, pointing to Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch's previous statements underscoring Roe v. Wade's long-held precedent, asked Harris whether she believed the two justices intentionally misled the public and Congress during the confirmation process.

"It was clear to me when I was sitting in that chair as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that they were ... very likely to do what they just did. That was my perspective. That was my opinion. And that's why I voted like I did."

Yep, it was obvious to anyone. The only way a person could actually not get it, with a straight face, is if they are laboring under the pathetic delusion that Gorsuch and Kavanaugh — who has been multiple times credibly accused of sexual assault — are good people with good hearts and good souls. Anyone who truly believes that needs to grow the fuck up.

To CNN Harris also warned that "this is not over," alluding as Hillary Clinton did to how Clarence Thomas in his concurring opinion signaled to the biggest rubes in the flyover states that it's open season on all kinds of constitutional rights that upset conservative fascist Christian men and throw their fragile sense of masculinity into question. Contraception, gay rights, all of it.

"I think he just said the quiet part out loud," Harris said about Thomas. "And I think that is why we all must really understand the significance of what just happened. This is profound. And the way that this decision has come down, has been so driven, I think, by the politics of the issue versus what should be the values that we place on freedom and liberty in our country."

In both interviews, Harris was careful not to get in front of what the president has said, or make promises the administration can't legally keep. She didn't say anything about term limits for Supreme Court justices or putting abortion clinics on federal lands. (Which sounds like a good idea to us, but apparently there are legal questions related to that and the White House says it could have "dangerous ramifications.") And of course the stupid fucking Hyde Amendment is in the way of certain funding questions.

But she's out there, and she's talking. And this is just the beginning. And even though she didn't say their names, she's right that Susan Collins and Joe Manchin are a fuckin' idiot if they didn't understand that Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch were lying to their faces.

Because no shit, Sherlock, Jesus Christ, fuck.

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New York Republicans Remind Andrew Giuliani Second Place Is First Loser



Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Amazing. Just amazing.

As literally everyone expected, Republican asshole Lee Zeldin has won the New York GOP gubernatorial primary. At this moment, he's got about 44 percent of the vote, while young Andrew Giuliani is wayyyyyyy back there with around 23 percent (we rounded up because he's probably used to being graded on a curve).

What a fucking embarrassment and a fucking loser.

What dishonor he's brought upon his family name LOL just kidding there is no honor upon his family name.


This dreadful and completely expected news comes as Daddy Giuliani is still in recovery after the Great Back Tappening Of 2022, which murdered him but he got better. Now New York City Mayor Eric Adams is saying maybe Rudy should be reminded that filing a false police report about a fake "assault" is a crime, and Rudy told the New York Post, "Tell Adams to go fuck himself" and "what a fucking scumbag," which is very funny, because "fucking scumbag" is exactly what the guy who lightly tapped him on the shoulder and made him yelp out in pain while campaigning at the grocery store for his absolute loser of a son called him.

This week is about the best a man named Giuliani can hope for, really. At least they got their names in the newspaper.

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