Mueller is done! And the DCCC has had it with these primaries.
Robert Mueller has delivered his report to the administration. It’s over.
Reporting suggests that he found no evidence of direct collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, which was the core subject of the probe, and the thing that had Democrats most excited about it. My own take is that Democrats made a mistake by hyping direct collusion, instead of focusing more broadly on Trump’s crimes and corruption. The report will include plenty of evidence of impeachable crimes, but they’ll be overlooked by the media if it comes up short of firm evidence of explicit collusion.
If you can’t wait to read the report, much of what he found is already public, and we pulled it together into a book (ebook and paperback), which you can find here.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee warned political strategists and vendors Thursday night that if they support candidates mounting primary challenges against incumbent House Democrats, the party will cut them off from business.
The news was officially announced Friday morning, paired with a statement on the committee’s commitment to diversity in consulting — “which obviously, is just to give themselves cover,” a Democratic political consultant who learned of it Thursday told The Intercept. To apply to become a preferred vendor in the 2020 cycle, firms must agree to a set of standards that includes agreeing not to work with anyone challenging an incumbent.
Akela Lacy was working on this story Thursday night, after getting tipped off by a vendor, but then the DCCC just went ahead and announced it publicly Friday morning. This kind of transparent corruption makes us a bit redundant. Oh well. FULL STORY HERE
Yesterday I wrote about a new socialist streaming service that is launching to try to prep the culture for a post-capitalist evolution. It’s called Means TV, and it’s by the same folks who run Means of Production, the firm that produced Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s viral campaign video. That story is here.
Have a great weekend!