The White House Will Not Cooperate With the Impeachment Inquiry So Don't Even Ask!

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

I need a CT scan (cry time scan).

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • The White House is doing the Bartleby thing but for crimes. [Washington Post]
  • Hillary Clinton and President Trump had a Twitter exchange that frankly debases us all! [CNN]
  • Trump’s re-election campaign has too much money. [Washington Post]
  • The president is obsessed with polygraphs, apparently. “Trump ‘constantly’ talks about ordering polygraphs during major leaks, according to a former White House official. ‘He talked about it a lot,’ the former official said.” My knowledge of polygraphs is derived entirely from my favorite show, The Americans, so I’d recommend that White House officials clench their butts while taking them, should it come to pass. That works, according to my favorite show, The Americans. [Politico]
  • This is a horrifying case, and a reminder of the ways that the criminal legal system fails to protect—and often punishes—victims of abuse. [The Appeal]
  • That was quick! [Washington Post]
  • Six couples have filed a class action lawsuit accusing federal agents in Baltimore of “luring families to marriage interviews” only to “detain the immigrant spouse for deportation.” [NBC News]
  • Can you even imagine the amount of shit we’d know if more people would talk publicly about witnessing the president’s racist melting brain in action? [ABC News]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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Muqaddimah (call me Muck)

Thank you to Lt. Bob Kroll of the great Minneapolis Police Department for your kind words on @foxandfriends. The Police are fighting the Radical Left Mayor, and his ridiculous Uniform Ban. Actually, I LOVE the Cops for Trump shirts. Want to bring some home. I am with you 100%!!!!

The “ridiculous uniform ban” is actually a policy brought in by the mayor and endorsed by the chief of police. Off-duty officers aren’t allowed to appear in uniform during political rallies or while endorsing candidates. It’s so perfectly reasonable, I can’t believe it wasn’t their policy before. As far as I know, every police service in Canada bans any kind of display of political affiliation by officers in uniform - because there are very good and very obvious reasons for doing so. Can you imagine how many people would have good reason to be terrified of asking for help from some cop who attends fucking MAGA rallies and publicly express love for Trump? It blows my mind that there is any discussion about this.

ETA: Although it occurs to me that allowing these idiots to dress up and go rallying could allow one to compile a database of cops who need to be monitored very closely.