We actually got kind of a quiet weekend. We did have a few fun things go on, if by “fun” you mean “forehead-slappingly stupid.”
On Saturday, Trump asked for the resignation of 46 Obama-era US prosecutors, which is not, like, super weird. Lots of new presidents replace those guys. It’s just a thing they do – you want your guys in those positions, y’know. I think generally they don’t just kick all the guys out at once without having replacements near to hand, but I’m not positive about that one.
What is interesting about the move was that among the US prosecutors asked to resign was Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, who’d been told he was keeping his job. Bharara said no and made Trump fire him outright. Then, he tweeted,
By the way, now I know what the Moreland Commission must have felt like.
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 12, 2017
The Moreland Commission is the “Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption.” It was created by New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who disbanded it later on after adopting a couple of “Look, there, see? We did something about corruption, now leave us alone,” type reformations, and under allegations that Cuomo was preventing the Commission from investigating anything to do with his executive office.
Preet Bharara has a reputation for rooting out corruption and when he was asked to resign, he was hip deep in investigating Fox News for “a number of potential crimes, including whether Fox News executives broke laws by allegedly obtaining journalists’ phone records or committed mail and wire fraud by hiding financial settlements paid to women who accused Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.”
One of the replacements being considered for Bharara’s position is Marc Mukasey, former personal lawyer of Roger Ailes.
On Sunday we got a bunch of lying about Republicare, Democrats announcing they’ll pull their support for the Trump-Russia investigations due to start on the 20th if they think the investigations aren’t legitimate, and Roger Stone trying to play off his chats with Guccifer 2.0, the Russian hacker behind the DNC leaks. (Well, “one of the Russian hackers behind the DNC leaks” is probably more accurate.)
Also yesterday, Republican Rep. Steve King, known garbage person, decided to go full white supremacist on Twitter.
Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies. https://t.co/4nxLipafWO
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 12, 2017
Seriously, Iowa. You gotta get that guy out of office. He’s awful and crazy.