Tag Archives: Trump’s Russia ties

Poetic Justice

He Said, He Said

And we thought Donald Trump was just a racist old demagogue,
But his authoritarian tendencies are too many to catalogue.
And there’ll be no disputin’
When he sits down with Vlad Putin,
That it’ll just be a good old one-on-one despot dialogue.

Poetic Justice

Signs of Consciousness

It’s a real house of cards that Donald Trump has built,
And he’s playing the innocent falsely accused to the hilt.
But by playing hide the salami
With FBI Director Comey,
The lawyers say Trump demonstrated “consciousness of guilt.”

Enumerati

Most Think Trump Is Obstructing Russia Probe

53% to 41%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters think President Trump has attempted to “derail or obstruct” the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election by a 53% to 41%.

Poetic Justice

Oaf Under Oath

We think a Trump interview with Mueller would be a fine thing.
Donald said he’d do it because there’s nothing he’s hiding.
But his lawyers hollered, “No!”
‘Cause there’s one thing that they know:
Trump can’t possibly talk for an hour without lying.

Verbatim

Page Bragged About Russian Ties in 2013

“Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal advisor to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their Presidency of the G-20 Summit next month, where energy issues will be a prominent point on the agenda.”

— Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, bragg in a letter dated Aug. 25, 2013, obtained by Time, that he was an adviser to the Kremlin that raises new questions about the extent of Page’s contacts with the Russian government.

Verbatim

Bannon Asserts Trump Met with Russians

“The chance that Don Jr. did not walk these Jumos up to his father’s office of the 26th floor is zero.”

— Steve Bannon, quoted in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer. Trump has denied ever meeting the Russian participants.

Poetic Justice

One Loose Bannon

The Trumpian White House loyalty code, well, Bannon broke it.
If we thought Trump was already mad, well, Bannon stoked it.
Now Trump’s lawyers want him to desist and cease
Exercising his right to free speech.
It’s clear to us Bannon didn’t lose his mind — he just spoke it.

Enumerati

Nearly Half Believe Trump Colluded with Russians

47%

A new CNN poll finds that nearly half of Americans, 47%, say they approve of special counsel Robert Mueller’s handling of the probe into Russia’s involvement in the presidential race and the possibility of collusion with the Trump campaign. One third of Americans, 34%, say they disapprove.

Verbatim

GOP Committee Members Seeking to Shut Down Committee

“Republican House members on our committee… are taking steps to shut us down.”

— Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), on MSNBC, accusing House Republicans of preparing to close down the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation.

Verbatim

Kislyak Won’t Name Trumpers He’s Spoken to

“First, I’m never going to do that. And second, the list is so long that I’m not going to be able to go through it in 20 minutes.”

— Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, saying that it would take him more than 20 minutes to name all of the Trump officials he’s met with or spoken to on the phone, CNBC reports.