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Why Democrats Don’t See the Dangers In the Virginia Governor’s Race and the 1/6 Commission

You can only help people who want be helped. This is a lesson of long standing, and it is rarely more true than in politics. The last two weeks convinced me…


The Utah senator enraged Republicans and showed you can take a stand against a lawless president

In his vote to convict the president, Sen. Mitt Romney described Trump’s actions as “wrong, grievously wrong.” Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

It ended as it was always going to end.

Mitch McConnell always had enough votes to prevent Donald Trump’s richly deserved conviction in the U.S. Senate. …


We were told Russia was a hoax, the president was persecuted by Obama, and the real traitors would be locked up. So much for all that.

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For months, President Trump and his allies have been salivating over a report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, outlining what they expected would be a tale worthy of a John le Carré novel. Taking a cue from Trump, Fox News and a constellation of right-wing media have promised…


With two days of public hearings in the House, the American public will finally get a full view of Trump’s corruption

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The impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s corrupt Ukraine extortion conspiracy begins this week, and it’s going to be one hell of a show.

Washington is girding its loins for a big, ugly fight that presages an even bigger and uglier fight to come. After more than a month of investigations…


John Durham’s investigation of the Russia probe as a criminal matter is further proof that the Justice Department is a tool for Trump now

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I warned you William Barr was the most dangerous man in America.

I warned you he would burn Washington to the ground.

I warned you Barr would shatter the Justice Department into a million fragments.

I warned you Barr would run roughshod over the law, mangle the Constitution, shred the…


Why William Barr’s meeting with Rupert Murdoch is so dangerous

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When I read Maggie Haberman and Katie Benner’s excellent New York Times story “Trump Lashes Out at Fox News Poll as Barr Meets With Murdoch,” I knew that, unfortunately, the smoke would get more attention than the fire. …


The former Trump campaign aide’s hearing was a political test, and the House Democrats failed it

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on September 17, 2019. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Corey Lewandowski doesn’t give a damn, and Democrats apparently don’t either.

The former Trump campaign aide’s outrageous contempt before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday was a sign of the profound weakness of the congressional Democrats, a warning about the critical flaws in their continued practice of pre-Trump politics, and…


On the second anniversary of the alt-Reich march on Charlottesville, and Trump’s infamous “both sides” comments, I had a few quick thoughts on the matter. (There are a few minor edits and corrections from the Twitter version.)

1/ On the second anniversary of Charlottesville, never forget that no matter how…


Short fiction from Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast

On Saturday, August 10 The Daily Beast ran a joint byline story titled With Jeffrey Epstein Dead, Conspiracist-In-Chief Can’t Quit the Killer Clinton FanFic from me and my friend Molly Jong-Fast on the raging conspiracy obsessions after the death of Jeffrey Epstein.


What Fresh Hell Is This?

Tonight, the “Bruce Ohr 302s” file was released by Judicial Watch. In these 302’s is a quote that both amuses and horrifies me in equal measure. It amuses me because it is so absurd. …

Rick Wilson

NYT #1 bestselling author, Lincoln Project co-founder, ad-maker, writer.

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