Greg Sargent

Greg Sargent


A blog about politics, politics, and politics

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"The prosecution of Mr. Trump is not only permissible but required for the sake of American democracy." Top notch @rickhasen :

Time for Democrats to meet Republicans on the battlefield that Republicans created: “The court was always politicized, " @samuelmoyn  tells us. “The question is, who’s going to get the upper hand in controlling it?” It's time for "an epic confrontation ":

Good, detailed piece taking apart that new "NatCon" manifesto that is getting attention right now, from @CathyYoung63 :

Not sure folks are focused on this, but buried in the bipartisan gun deal are provisions that would advance us toward a major liberal goal: Fixing the background check system. That could really save lives. @paulwaldman1  and I walk through key details here:

@brianbeutler 's good advice to Dems: "Make the election in large part a referendum on whether Americans should have their reproductive rights restored immediately, or maybe never again. Plain promises are simple to understand; they're also galvanizing."

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NEW: All the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee just wrote a letter to Vice President Pence, urging him to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump:

1) As Trump ends the year with a flood of lies about his wall, we need to recapture a core truth about this presidency. Trump isn't “twisting the truth” or “stubbornly refusing to admit error.” Trump is engaged in *disinformation.* This is a different thing entirely. *THREAD*

Such a big moment: Sen. Brian Schatz erupted at Josh Hawley on the floor, delivering a brutal takedown of Hawley's bad faith. I talked to Schatz about why Dems need to do this more often, to alert voters. “Democrats need to make more noise," he told me:

1) This is extraordinary. Sinclair is now reportedly requiring dozens of local stations to air a segment that defends the tear-gassing of migrants and describes them as an “invasion of our country.” I’m not sure we’ve figured out how to conceptualize this adequately. *THREAD*

This is really something. @RepAdamSchiff  said on CBS today that the Director of National Intelligence has told the Intel Committee that he was instructed not to turn over the whistleblower's complaint by a "higher authority":

Unreal. WH limits scope of FBI probe to complicate effort to place Mark Judge at Safeway that summer, which could bolster Christine Ford's credibility, NBC reports. Also off limits: Examining Kav's account of his drinking. is getting scammed:

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