The Ukraine scandal is the Sharknado of Watergates.
Lurid, loud, and dumb, with screenwriting as awful as the CGI.
Everyone in it is so terrible, and the handful of people who were big 15 years ago are obviously just there for a paycheck.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 10, 2019
There was a bumper crop of good post-Watergate books — I still have copies of a few, including The Friends of Richard Nixon and Trout Fishing in the Reflecting Pool — but the prospects for post-Ukranium-1 ‘excellent reads’ is almost stunning:
Starting the impeachment inquiry may have seemed risky, but when it leads to headlines like "Associates of president's personal lawyer arrested as they try to flee the country" you gotta say that prospects look pretty good.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) October 10, 2019
One big difference now vs. Watergate: Many Nixon people really were Nixon people; they had worked for him for years, believed in him, and were intensely personally loyal. Even so many turned on him to save their skins, but not all did, and many didn't easily. Trump? Not so much.
— Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) October 13, 2019
lol Giuliani getting sucked into illegal Ukraine dealings while trying to defend Manafort’s illegal Ukraine dealings like some sort of moron quicksand
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) October 12, 2019
If you're feeling down, ask yourself what's going to be more enjoyable:
Trump and Giuliani publicly turning on each other, or
Trump and Lindsey Graham publicly turning on each other.
Because both will happen.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 11, 2019
Propagandist Sarah Sanders Huckabee’s father Mike isn’t getting enough attention when it comes to his relationship with Trump/Giuliani’s indicted pals Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, pictured here in Jerusalem with Rabbi Moshe Azman. pic.twitter.com/SmcNPrVKLa
— Alexandra Chalupa (@AlexandraChalup) October 12, 2019
[Cheers-style chorus: KARL!]
This is entering Butina territory. https://t.co/CnSGZLn4j4
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) October 12, 2019
yeah, international mobsters funneling oligarch cash into a US campaign to get a US ambassador fired. IF I HAD A DIME for every time … https://t.co/QwieIsCBB0
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 10, 2019
It's barely an old Soviet "who will tell comrade Stalin" joke at this point. Everyone Trump knows well, who worked for him, for his admin, turns out to be as rotten as a jack-o-lantern on Nov 1. The exceptions get the hell out hoping to salvage a shred of reputation.
— Mig Greengard (@chessninja) October 12, 2019
When you think of all the people Trump has betrayed in his presidency and his life including all of his wives, it’s all the more impressive that he has never betrayed Putin.
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) October 11, 2019
We definitely are! Also a George Orwell novel. pic.twitter.com/WGYu1TMMpT
— BLEEDING ?? LIBERAL (@JBENEDI32714453) October 13, 2019