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McCain weighs in

Possibly one of the few Republicans left with a conscience summarized the state of the memo-mess succinctly:

Take a memo

Tweet du jour:

I have nothing to say at this point. There is a gigantic power struggle going on right now and it’s no exaggeration to say that we might live in a very different country by tomorrow. We should all be alarmed by what happened this week including the admission to the US the head of the Russian intelligence departments. That’s a big story in itself and it’s been swamped by this memo.

I’m leaving this post as a live thread. Post your updates in the comments below.

Find a reliable news outlet, remembering that the best source of news might be foreign. Keep an eye out for primary sources.

Hold hands, look both ways when crossing the street, look out for each other. Love to all.

11:50am- CNN reports that Trump has released the memo.

Down the Rabbit Hole with Chuck Todd. In order to believe the contents of this memo make any sense, this is the kind of distorted thinking you have to wrap your head around:

This is not only foolish, it is dangerous because it demonizes Democrats and turns them into “the Other”. This is a powerful aspect of our human personalities to tap into and if not controlled carefully, can turn violent quickly with unintended consequences. Trump is provoking that.


The Fresno Bee, Devin Nunes’ hometown paper, turns on its congressman and reprimands him in bold language:


Another take on the Nunes memo (this is interesting):