We knew the American rightwing was nuts, but in the past few days, they’ve exceeded all previous nuttiness

Long-time GOP official rips Republicans — “What a freak show!!”

Peter Wehner, a senior fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center and former stagger in the Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush administrations, on Friday ripped “parts of the American right” after a speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference railed against “the ghost of John McCain.”

During her CPAC speech on Friday Conservative activist Michelle Malkin received a rousing applause when she raged against fellow Republicans, including the late Sen. John McCain.

“Hey, remember when Congress promised that they were going to enact a nationwide visa entry/exit system to track legal short-term visa holders?” Malkin asked. “Remember that? Nobody in Congress does. One has yet to be built even in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks which were perpetrated in part by several illegal alien visa overstayers.”

“E-verify has been stalled,” she continued. “Sanctuary cities have metastasized and both parties are to blame. Yes, I’m looking at you, retired Paul Ryan and yes, I’m looking at you, Mitch McConnell. And yes, I’m looking at you, Bush family, and yes, I’m looking at you, the ghost of John McCain.”

McCain died last August after a year-long battle with glioblastoma.

Wehner, who left the Republican Party last year—citing “the political rise of Donald Trump”—ripped members of his former party for cheering Malkin’s remark.

Maxine Waters drops bombs on Trump Foundation

he chair of the House Financial Services committee has new information that President Donald Trump may have used his family foundation to avoid paying taxes.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) joined MSNBC’s “All In” with Chris Hayes to discuss how investigations by House Democrats will advance following Michael Cohen’s bombshell public testimony.

Hayes asked Waters if she agreed with moves by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) to obtain Trump’s tax returns.

“Absolutely,” Waters replied. “This president has lied about his tax returns.”

“He said they were being audited and because of that he could not share them, but he’s never intended to share his tax returns, because he knows we’re going to find out a lot about him when he does, and the lies he’s been telling,” she explained.

Then she dropped a bomb.

“What I really want to know is whether or not he performed services that he got paid for, he did not want to pay taxes on them and told people to put the money in the foundation,” Waters noted. “I believe there’s a lot of evidence on that.”

“I’ve even got calls for people close to this information, sharing it with me and it may be information I give to the Ways and Means Committee,” she revealed.  Rats leaving the sinking USS Trump.

Second WikiLeaks insider dumps on the Trump campaign

Federal prosecutors have obtained cooperation from a second Wikileaks insider, The Daily Beast reports.

Wikileaks volunteer David House, a close friend of Chelsea Manning, initially invoked the Fifth Amendment when subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury.

House testified for roughly 90 minutes in May.

“I decided to cooperate in exchange for immunity,” House told The Beast.

“You know, I’m walking around on the street out here. I’m not in an embassy,” he explained.

“They wanted to know about my meetings with Assange, they wanted to know broadly about what we talked about,” House said.

Leading conservative website unleashes the dogs of Hell on CPAC

CPAC has been making headlines this week for a number of things said on stage by Republicans at the annual confab, and one conservative site, whose editor-at-large is Bill Kristol, had a hilarious take Friday on the happenings inside the conference.

“CPAC is a magical place where college dropouts lecture college students, where millionaires beg for prayers for their success, where soda-bans are likened to the Red Purges,” wrote Molly Jong-Fast in the Bulwark on Friday. “We live in difficult times and even Conservatism Inc. needs a safe space,” she added on the conference.

Jong-Fast then went on to ruthlessly mock many of CPAC’s higher profile speakers, including Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk.

“Kirk is something of a paradox,” Jong-Fast wrote. “He’s a college dropout who travels the country trying to indoctrinate college kids into Trumpism, and after he’s lured them in, he seals the deal with ‘big government sucks’ t-shirts and a complete lack of self-awareness.”

But the writer saved her best barbs for Fox TV host Laura Ingraham.

“The highlight of the hellscape was seeing Laura Ingraham attempt a comedy set,” she wrote. “Laura said that Democrats want post-birth abortions and made a number of extremely unfunny jokes about Jim Acosta and yet as much as conservatives goof on the Daily Show, the audience responded with rote clapter….whoever told Ingraham she ought to tell jokes should be sent to the Hague.”