February 8, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
ICYMI: Iowa Schmiowa, ‘gothic speech,’ Trump’s illegitimacy, revenge & more!
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The president’s revenge would seem to have begun last night when security marched Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman out of the White House. As I wrote Friday, however, Donald Trump’s payback for being impeached and tried began in November.
That’s when three Senate panels asked the Treasury Department for highly sensitive financial documents regarding the Ukrainian business dealings of Hunter Biden. Within weeks, the IRS sent Senate Republicans leaders everything they wanted.
This is quite different from the response to House Democratic requests for the president’s tax returns. Lawful subpoenas have been tied up in court for months. The administration is sandbagging Trump’s enemies and arming his allies in the Senate.
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In Iowa, Consider the Devil You Know
It probably doesn’t matter who the Democratic nominee will be.
TUESDAY FEB. 4, 2020
Face It, Time to Abolish Caucuses
The Iowa mess will be cleaned up, but we need real reform.
WEDNESDAY FEB. 5, 2020
Donald Trump’s ‘Gothic’ Speech
The perversion of morality and the glorification of barbarism.
THURSDAY FEB. 6, 2020
Acquittal Affirms Trump’s Illegitimacy
If the American people didn’t know, now they know.
FRIDAY FEB. 7, 2020
Trump’s Revenge Started Last Year
He abused his power as he was being acquitted for it.
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