The public deserves to know if elected officials have conflicted motives or interests in their decision-making, and whether other governments have leverage over elected officials, said former Manhattan federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah.“Trump has long acted like someone over whom Putin has leverage,” Rocah said. “Now we know he very likely did in one specific way. And I’m guessing there will be more we learn about.”
39 years ago today, Dale Wolter grabbed me as I walked by his music director’s office and said, “We’re going to my apartment — “The Wall” just came in.“ And so we did. We grabbed a couple refreshments, put the head phones on and had a first listen to a masterpiece. It’s #87 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
PS: Charles Pierce is on fire.
The outgoing Speaker is a reprehensible fraud. Good riddance.
Nick Lowe helped shape punk, produced Elvis Costello and spent quality time with Johnny Cash. But his best role has been as a master songwriter who never takes himself too seriously.
A Nobel Peace Prize and an Emmy for The Apprentice—those are definitely the same.
Remember Flynn texting the Russkies during the inauguration?
Trump said his pledge not to conclude new deals only applied after he had been elected and inaugurated. He was perfectly within his rights to continue to run his businesses even as he pursued the presidency, he said.