Matt Gaetz: A Tragedy of Trumpean Proportions in Three Acts

Act One: He Doth Tweet It

Act Two: He defends Himself Poorly

““I was happy to do it for you. You just keep killing it,” Gaetz was reportedly heard telling Trump, according to Dovere.

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Gaetz apologized to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and, apparently, to Cohen personally, for the tweets about Cohen’s alleged “girlfriends,” but the Florida Bar is currently looking into whether he violated an ethical code with his tweet.”

From: talkingpointsmemo.com

Act Three: He didn’t see Justice coming until it was too late

From cnn

Francine Andía Walker, the group’s director of communications, said the Florida Bar received a number of calls and emails regarding the tweet after it posted.According to disciplinary guidelines for the group, which is the organization of all lawyers licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law in the state, the state bar’s lawyer regulation arm must determine that an allegation against a bar member “would constitute a violation of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar” before a probe is opened.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/27/politics/gaetz-cohen-tweet-florida-bar/index.html

The lesson here is simple. Before you get involved with Trump, think of Chris Christie. That’s the best case outcome of doing business with Trump. Chris Christie is a joke and his political career is over but he isn’t in jail.

Becoming a punchline like Chris Christie is successful outcome.

Ex-CIA officials: ‘Country will be weakened’ if political litmus test applied to experts

Sixty former CIA officials warned President Donald Trump in a statement on Friday that “the country will be weakened if there is a political litmus test applied before seasoned experts are allowed to share their views.”

Ex-CIA officials: ‘Country will be weakened’ if political litmus test applied to experts

This is important. Trump is putting national security at risk for political reasons. This is dangerous.

Wyden: Trump is starting an ‘enemies list’ with efforts to strip security clearances

(CNN)Sen. Ron Wyden accused President Donald Trump of assembling an “enemies list” of critics through his efforts to strip a half-dozen national security officials of their security clearances.

via Wyden: Trump is starting an ‘enemies list’ with efforts to strip security clearances

The same people who worry about the chilling effect of keeping nazis
from speaking on some random college campus seem oddly silent about
the president no-platforming his enemies.

Russian bots are using #WalkAway to try to wound Dems in midterms

Republicans want to split up the Democratic political opposition and divide black and Latino voters. And Russia looks like it wants to help here, too. But this time it won’t work.
The most recent example of this strategy is the #WalkAway hashtag, which is presented as a grassroots effort by former Democrats who are critical of the party’s alleged intimidation, confrontation and lack of civility and want people to walk away from the party.

via Russian bots are using #WalkAway to try to wound Dems in midterms

‘Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down’: Mich. man arrested for threatening to attack CNN hosts

On Jan. 9, an operator in Atlanta manning the public contact number for CNN received a phone call. According to a federal arrest affidavit unsealed Monday, the male caller launched into a threat. “Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down. F — k you, f — king ni—rs.

via ‘Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down’: Mich. man arrested for threatening to attack CNN hosts

Where do you think he got the idea that CNN is Fake News?

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