Some Cream With Your Covfefe? (The Summary)

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Good morning, Scissorheads!

Happy Birthday to Hair Führer, from the WaPo:

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

“The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said. …

“Five people briefed on the interview requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said that Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI. …

“The White House now refers all questions about the Russia investigation to Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. ‘The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,’ said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Kasowitz.”

And of course a lot of introspection from the Village and the Villagers when Rep Steve Scalise was shot yesterday. Eiron, the goddess of Irony gave us an object lesson: later that afternoon, Wingnuttia was scheduled to vote on a bill to loosen gun laws.

ZEGS of course made Eiron laugh so hard she farted: “An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”

 

Mike ‘Payola’ Allen writing at Axios morning email thingie gives us the hot dish:

Per Axios’ Jonathan Swan: “Most everyone in this town is just rattled. … The dark secret on the Hill is that members and their staffs often think about how easy it would be for a madman to take them out.”
“On the right, I’ve heard a lot of frustration about the media. The refrain I hear is that when it’s a conservative who shoots, then their political hero has to answer for it.”
An email from a Republican lobbyist reflects that mindset: “Until both sides admit they’ve made things worse, this will never get better. Both sides need to admit they can do better before anything will get better.”
“Many GOP believe that Republicans are held to different standard when it comes to gun control. The conversation would be so different if the Dem practice was hit by a Ted Cruz supporter.”
The bottom line: Representative Scalise remained in critical condition last night, and doctors said he will require additional operations. Washington, too, has a long road to healing.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us the reaction:

THE VENEER, SHATTERED. Members of Congress have long thought of Washington as a safe space, of sorts. Sure, they engage in heated rhetoric in the Capitol, waging partisan war from early in the morning until late at night. But their life in Washington is quite sheltered: they exercise in a members-only gym. Many of them sleep in their offices in the Capitol complex. They eat and drink together at partisan social clubs. But we’re hearing a refrain we first heard in 2011, when Gabby Giffords was shot: we’re sitting ducks.

And the NYTimes gets the quote of the day:

Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Mich.), who was standing at home plate when a gunman said to be upset over Trump’s election began shooting Republican lawmakers: “He was hunting us at that point.”

To which we reply,

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6 Responses to Some Cream With Your Covfefe? (The Summary)

  1. Sean666 says:

    Wow, welcome to the world you congress people helped create. little background checks, open carry, carry into bars and schools and allowing mentally disturbed folks to buy. Not to mention cutting funding for mental care and pushing people out of mental health hospitals (Thanks Reagan).

    Wasn’t it Trump and Palin who suggested if you were unhappy with your government then consider a 2nd amendment solution??? Seems like that was what he was doing, probably won’t get their attention until more congressmen are shot or killed.

    They are actively trying to take away health care from tens of millions of people, cut programs like meals on wheels and planned parenthood that serve lower and middle income folks. The only surprise I have at the shooting is that it didn’t happen sooner. Our congress and senate are acting as death panels and its going to blow back in their faces.

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  2. Oblios_Cap says:

    ZEGS of course made Eiron laugh so hard she farted: “An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”

    Spoken like a true Wobblie.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. roket says:

    “Many GOP believe that Republicans are held to different standard when it comes to gun control.”

    Self-awareness escapes them.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Bruce388 says:

    The Goopers will feel better if they just think about those checks from the NRA.

    Liked by 1 person

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