Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Senior Executive Editor, @Opinion. Political Analyst, @MSNBC. Priors: New York Times, Wall Street Journal. Author: “TrumpNation.”

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“Boxes of documents even came with Trump on foreign travel, following him to hotel rooms around the world — including countries considered foreign adversaries of the United States.”

18 U.S.C. § 1503 defines "obstruction of justice" as an act that "corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice."

Trump lives for the salutes and will do anything he has to in order to stay in front of crowds like this.

"A special military operation that, seven months in, becomes a war, is hard to portray as a success." - @ClaraDFMarques 

Putin threatens to use nuclear weapons (“This is not a bluff.”) as he mobilizes 300,000 more troops to try winning the war he has been losing in Ukraine.

Trump has spent most of his 76 years inflating his wealth, achievements and abilities, but James’s civil lawsuit, more than 280 pages long, is the first time his carnivalesque business practices have exposed him to existential legal consequences.

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov has been removed from office - and replaced by Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev. Mizintsev’s nickname is "the butcher of Mariupol."

“A motley assortment of political appointees, former football stars, onetime professional wrestlers, business figures and various friends of the state’s former Republican governor stand accused of pocketing or misusing money earmarked for needy families.”

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“Favre, who earned more than $140 million in his Hall of Fame career, was paid $1.1 million for speeches he never gave, the suit said. He also orchestrated more than $2 million in government funds being channeled to a biotechnology start-up in which he had invested.”


Sign outside the Chicago Bagel Authority on Belmont Avenue:

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So much moaning about Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. I don’t remember hearing all of this whining when Senators John Cornyn, Mike Crapo, Mike Lee and Tommy Tuberville visited Taiwan last year.

Jared Kushner didn't get $2 billion from the Saudis because he's a world-class investor. It smelled of access then and it smells of access now. And it's a national security problem.

Russia’s stock market has lost nearly 40% of its value today — and at one point was down nearly 45%. It’s one of the biggest single-day meltdowns in modern market history.

Yikes! According to reality, your father bankrupted six companies, cost tens of thousands of people their jobs, gutted Atlantic City, turned his back on New York, looted his own charity with your help, and has spent decades lying about how much money he has. ?

Trump took $17 million in insurance for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago in 2005 that few remember. The looked into it in 2016 and found little evidence of damage. Trump couldn't say how much he spent on repairs; acknowledged pocketing some of the money

“We’re not going anywhere. We will haunt your dreams...Making sure everyone knows what a disaster you are for America and for all of us.”

The Trump administration quietly stripped coronavirus aid meant to help disinfect New York’s transit systems, schools and other public facilities.

1/x Barr knows Berman’s investigations all involve sensitive matters touching Trump. With the presidential election less than five months away, cynics like me can be forgiven for thinking that this looks exactly like a housecleaning. Let's count the ways: