Author Archives: Buck Banks

Bernstein Calls for More Reporting On Trump’s Russia Connection

“Remarkable information related to Russia and Putin and Trump’s deference to Putin — whether witting, unwitting or half-witting — continues to be revealed. Turkey’s Syrian adventure-invasion with Trump’s permission; his disdain for Ukraine through his whole presidency; and serving Russia’s interest there (as opposed to established US policy) suggest more reporting again is called for.”

— Carl Bernstein in an email to CNN

In Impeachment, Trump Runs Into the Immovable Constitution

“Trump can do away with the traditions and niceties of the office, but he can’t get away from the Constitution. During Watergate, many people feared that if a president collapsed, America is broken. But the lesson of Nixon is that the Constitution is durable and the country can handle it.”

Historian Douglas Brinkley

Bannon: Pelosi Is ‘Brilliant’

“I disagree with her ideologically, but I think Nancy Pelosi is a master at political warfare. I think, strategically, what she has done from their perspective is actually quite brilliant.”

— Steve Bannon, in an interview with CBS News.

Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1977

1977

MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance claimed that President Trump is a Russian asset who was compromised “as early as 1977” via his first marriage to Czech-born Ivana Trump, the Daily Beast reports. Nance, a retired naval intelligence operator, went on to boast that he saw early in Trump’s presidential campaign that the U.S. was under attack by a “wide-ranging information warfare attack” by Russia that was designed to make Trump president, adding that he saw it “about a year before anyone would really understand that.”

Please Don’t Do It, Hillary!

“I, as I say, never, never, never say never. I will certainly tell you, I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it.”

— Hillary Clinton declined to rule out launching a future presidential campaign after her two failed bids, saying “many, many, many people” were pressuring her to enter the race, Politico reports.

Screw the Deficit, Win the Election

15%

President Trump’s economic advisers are exploring whether the president should campaign for reelection proposing a 15% tax rate for the American middle class, with some seeing the idea as a simple way of selling Republicans’ economic agenda as not merely beneficial to the rich, the Washington Post reports.

Trump Continues to Show His Ignorance of Federal Reserve

“Give me some of that. Give me some of that money. I want some of that money.”

— President Trump, quoted by CNBC, railing against the Federal Reserve Board.

Buttigeig Butts Ahead in Iowa

22%

A new Monmouth poll in Iowa finds Pete Buttigieg leading the Democratic field with 22%, followed by Joe Biden at 19%, Elizabeth Warren at 18% and Bernie Sanders at 13%. They are followed by Amy Klobuchar at 5%, Kamala Harris at 3%, Tom Steyer at 3%, Andrew Yang at 3%, Cory Booker at 2%, and Tulsi Gabbard at 2%. However, just 28% of likely caucusgoers are firmly decided on their candidate choice.

Democrat Ads Target Trump Voters with Regrets

$3 million

“A Democratic group is unveiling a $3 million advertising campaign Tuesday featuring people who supported President Trump but now regret it, the first wave of a yearlong effort to reclaim some of the voters in the industrial Midwest who helped tip the 2016 election,” the New York Times reports.

Lev and Igor, Ignored

Despite being one of the world’s great prevaricators,
Still, you’d think Trump would remember big donators.
But when it comes to Parnas and Fruman,
Trump says he never knew ’em —
But Mr. President, they’re Giuliani Partners co-conspirators!