Monday, June 18, 2018

No, these aren't cages, @SteveDoocy says. The authorities simply "built walls out of chain-link fences." Yes, that's a real quote from Fox just now.


Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross' Missing Fortune


California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris has called for the resignation of US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over family separations at the border


UPDATE: The entire Democratic caucus supports our bill to bar children from being taken from their parents at the border. I’ve heard countless Republicans say that they oppose children being taken from their parents. If that’s true, they should support our bill NOW!


In a media universe consumed by the outrage of children torn from their parents, the FORBES Magazine reporting of the flat-out scandalous financial deeds of Commerce Sec. Ross is going to slip under the radar. It shouldn't.


ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, "We have an orchestra here."


LINDSEY GRAHAM SAYS TODAY, AGAIN: “The president has the ability to stop this if he’d like.”


Massachusetts Gov. Baker reverses course, directs National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the Southwest border "because the federal government’s current actions are resulting in the inhumane treatment of children."


NEW: Michael Cohen represented South Korea’s state-owned aerospace firm for 6 months last year. In that time, the firm failed disclose it was the subject of a corruption probe and won its largest-ever contract with the US Air Force.


FBI Director Chris Wray to Pat Leahy: "I do not believe Special Counsel Mueller is on a witch hunt."


Dodgy exchange between Feinstein & Horowitz about Giuliani's apparent advance knowledge of re-opening of Clinton investigation in October 2016


.@JusticeOIG Horowitz: "Our report makes nine recommendations, most of which can be tied together through a common theme; that the FBI and Justice Department remain true to their foundational principles and values in all their work."


BREAKING: Trump announces he's directing Pentagon to create 'space force' as independent service branch.


Folks, please don’t given in to @realDonaldTrump Provokatsiya. He’s using these outrages as a distraction from the Mueller prosecution.


@maddogpac Rolling Through D.C.!

Claude!

I intend to speak with the office of @RonWyden this morning and attempt to physically turn over the disc containing hundreds of pages of CBP/DHS Temporary Protected Status application files to his office. I will do so seeking whistleblower protection. The public deserves to know.


Cardinal Timothy Dolan says there's no Bible passage to justify family separation.


“What’s going to happen to my daughter?” a woman being sentenced for illegally entering the U.S. asked the judge. “Hopefully, they’ll get you to her [but] I can’t promise you anything," the judge replied


BREAKING: AG Sessions on Trump admin. policy of separating migrant families at US border: "If we build a wall, we pass some legislation, we close some loopholes, we won’t face these terrible choices."


Longtime Director of Security for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Accused of Lying to FBI About Repeated Contacts with Reporters


Sometimes truth transcends party.— Michelle Obama


“The story of Stephen Miller’s rise to power offers an early answer to an urgent question: What happens when right-wing trolls grow up to run the world?”


20 injured in mass shooting at New Jersey art festival


Slow-moving White House communications shakeup sinks morale


Peter Strzok’s attorney tells chair of House Judiciary Committee that a subpoena is unnecessary; he will appear voluntarily before the committee.


Congress may snub Trump on wall, risking shutdown


Where Jared’s words came from


Fraying Australia and China relations face testing times in Canberra


Even with Iran threatening to block an increase in OPEC’s oil production, Saudi Arabia still has options


U.S.-led coalition strikes military position in the east of Syria, leaving several troops dead and wounded


The 25-year-old mother from Guatemala was separated from her son when she got to the U.S. border. She was told they would be soon reunited. Instead, she was deported, while her son was left behind.


India moves ahead with tariffs on US goods


An @AP analysis of climate change data finds swaths of the U.S. have warmed significantly over 30 years.


Texas deputy accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old threatened her mother with deportation, sheriff says


Schiff: This is the first we heard about the "good FBI agents" leaking laptop info to Devin Nunes.


Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities knowing that people were dying & says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA's efforts to stop it.


“Trump Foundation’s largest-ever gift, $264,631, was used to renovate a fountain outside Trump’s Plaza Hotel. Its smallest-ever gift, for $7, was paid to the Boy Scouts in 1989, at a time when it cost $7 to register a new Scout. Trump’s oldest son was 11”


Xi Jinping: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Chinese president Xi Jinping is amassing an alarming amount of political power. If only his propaganda videos made the idea of unrestricted authority seem as troubling as the concept of singing children.


Analysis: North Dakota Republican’s Senate campaign ‘fact-checking’ website promotes false claim on Congressional Budget Office estimates


Maine @SenatorCollins says she doesn't support the Trump policy of separating families at the border, but also does not support the Democratic bill to stop them


Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, why are you not a cosponsor of #S3036, @SenFeinstein’s bill to end “Family Separation”? Asking on behalf of 65 million Americans.


This is Phebe Novakovic. She's CEO of General Dynamics, which has a lucrative contract w/ Office of Refugee Resettlement, the dept. enforcing Trump's policy of detaining children away from their parents. Her email address, from a public source, is pnovakovic@generaldynamics.com.


Trump Aide Miller: Separating Children From Families at Border Was a 'Simple Decision'


Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dear @SecNielsen: You are lying. Period. - Sen Ted Lieu


WITCH HUNT! There was no Russian Collusion. Oh, I see, there was no Russian Collusion, so now they look for obstruction on the no Russian Collusion. The phony Russian Collusion was a made up Hoax. Too bad they didn’t look at Crooked Hillary like this. Double Standard!

Rouge always seems to know.

Mueller has every email, every text, every "secret" and "encrypted" dipshit chat from Team Trump (& Friends) in 2016. And beyond. Every last one. They know everything. Every damn thing.


NEW: @KenDilanianNBC just heard back from Roger Stone, who says he just forgot about his meeting with Russian national, says "I flatly rejected his proposal"


Caputo lived in Russia and was a literal Kremlin employee


There are 15 federal investigations into Scott Pruitt. And if Pruitt’s still in office next week, there may be more to come.


Attorney @MichaelAvenatti pounds 'fascist' Stephen Miller for writing immigrant child detention policy -- and vows legal action


Clapper: 'We had a suspect' in Kremlin-WikiLeaks transfer


FLOTUS Statement


Schiff: This is the first we heard about the "good FBI agents" leaking laptop info to Devin Nunes.


WATCH: I’m on the border investigating @realDonaldTrump’s cruel policy of ripping children away from their parents. #


#Russia's state TV is happy to report that Trump was "openly rude" to G7 allies and "recognized Crimea as Russian."


FLASHBACK: “I don’t want to rip families apart. I don’t want to send parents away from children.” — @HillaryClinton


I am urging @BetsyDeVosED to resign. If she doesn’t, I plan on making her life very unpleasant next January. Same for @realDonaldTrump and the rest of his gang. Americans are fed up with all of them.


Flashback. August 19, 2016. Newt Gingrich: "Nobody should underestimate how much Paul Manafort did to really help get this campaign to where it is right now."


Bill Clinton rips Trump: Immigrant children are "not a negotiating tool"


Sanctioned, embraced, normalized by POTUS, evil is pushing the boundaries. Sociopaths have risen to the top. This Father’s Day we’ll abduct children from their families at our border because the GOP has no bottom and Stephen Miller wasn’t what his Father wanted.


In May 2016, Roger Stone met with a Russian who offered damaging info about Hillary Clinton, Stone tells WaPo. The Russian wanted Trump to pay $2,000,000 for the dirt, Stone says and recalls rejecting the offer. The meeting was arranged by Michael Caputo.


Really? Cause the 78% of America’s workforce STILL living paycheck to paycheck and the 42 million Americans going to bed hungry every night might disagree with you...


No, Donald Trump can't blame OPEC for rising crude prices


WATCH: Laura Ingraham confronts ex-RNC chair for comparing Trump separating families at border to Nazi tactics


Why the robust economy doesn't reflect the reality for many Americans


British-Israeli billionaire testifies to police in PM gifts affair


Tangier, an island in the Chesapeake, has lost two-thirds of its land since 1850.


Student loan debt has hit $1.5 trillion — and women hold nearly two-thirds of it


What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated?


FEC dismisses self-enrichment complaint against Trump campaign


Former IRS attorney calls on IRS to investigate Trump


Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are making huge piles of money while holding public offices with major conflicts of interest from which they have not distanced themselves. The White House has yet to answer my questions about how they were able to regain security clearances.


Dear @realDonaldTrump: Last time I checked, Stephen Miller is not a Democrat. Ripping children away from their parents is YOUR ADMINISTRATION'S REPUBLICAN POLICY. Your new policy is evil. Reverse it now

The GOP owns all this.

Long-time Republicans are jumping ship. The smart ones will get out sooner rather than later


In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared


The AP has learned that Donald Trump's 2020 campaign is secretly working with former employees of disgraced political consultancy company Cambridge Analytica

ICYMI

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove: The Bible verse Jeff Sessions used to defend immigration crackdown once also defended slavery


Trump calls Comey "scum" along with "top" of FBI after IG report release


After forging new ties with North Korea, Trump administration turns to Russia


"Motivated" U.S. Border Patrol agents could begin separating twice as many kids from their families as now, regional border chief says. 57 Senators haven't signed proposal to stop #Trump policy that medical experts call "child abuse"


The ATF regularly allows gun dealers who fail inspections to keep their licenses, according to NYT


Tucker Carlson tells viewers to "assume the opposite" of what competitors report


Ex-CIA chief blasts Trump for praising his own supporters instead of focusing on "all Americans"


Nigel_Farage's LeaveEU campaign passed confidential legal documents to Russian embassy. New from @peterjukes & me


KochBros wealth will make you go numb. They spent $889,000,000 on the 2016 election. To dismantle our government. So they can pump out more carbon and cook the planet some more. Worth $60,000,000,000 each. Will spend at least $300,000,000 on the midterms.


Trump praises his own supporters as “smartest” in history in misspelled tweet


His country does love him


The 2018 mid-term elections will be a referendum on American democracy. A vote for any Republican is a vote for more authoritarian populism, which uneducated white guys think will help them but it won’t. A vote for any Democrat is a check on Trump!


Please join us tomorrow morning at 9:30 as we march to Tornillo. We need everyone there. RT to spread the word. 18051 Island Guadalupe Rd Fabens, TX 79838


Read about the long-term health effects of ICE upon our children


Separating kids from parents at the border mirrors a 'textbook strategy' of domestic abuse, experts say and causes irreversible, lifelong damage


Saturday, June 16, 2018

BISHOP PROPOSES ‘CANONICAL PENALTIES’ FOR CATHOLICS WHO HELP CARRY OUT TRUMP IMMIGRATION PLAN


Doctors Concerned About 'Irreparable Harm' To Separated Migrant Children


GOP fears midterms backlash from breaking up families at the border


Sessions' church slams his use of the Bible to defend separating migrant families


'Southern Baptists To Cut Ties With The Republican Party and Call Off the Culture War'


Praying together, staying together: The axis between Russian Orthodox and American evangelicals is intact


It will be interesting to hear from Trump and his offspring about how a charitable foundation could somehow legally subsidize a presidential campaign.


It was Stephen Miller who pushed the Trump admin to use the ‘nuclear option’ of separating children from parents at the border.


What happened in the FBI New York Field Office is one of the most overlooked and crucial factors on 2016.


Understanding Provocation


I Was Fired for Making Fun of Trump


Video Shows Border Patrol SUV Hitting Native American Man, Then Driving Away


Trump administration officials held a conference call to defend family separation at border & demand apology for @JoeNBC calling practice Nazi-like. None was willing to be quoted by name


Watch Dershowitz say it’s unfair for Manafort to be with minorities and poor people.


Single-use straws are the scourge of the packaging-waste world because they don’t easily biodegrade and because really, they aren't necessary for most people when it comes to gulping a soft drink.


Natalie Portman says former friend Jared Kushner has become a "super villain"


National Guard soldiers Trump sent to border are shoveling manure, changing flat tires: report


The Israeli government, and its most fervent supporters in the United States, expect Donald Trump to deliver a new New Middle East


Corn farmers have been venting their frustration about Pruitt's decision to not expand summer sales of ethanol.


If you aren't paying attention to what Russia is up to in Afghanistan, including by supporting the Taliban, you should start.


Trump Foundation lawsuit has "merit" on many levels, legal expert says


Opinion: Beware the long-lost threat of inflation


Can America grow like it used to? There are reasons to think not,


"Mueller warns of Russian midterm attack, while Trump attacks Mueller"


New York A.G. files fraud lawsuit against Trump family,...

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed a lawsuit against the President, his foundation, and his three oldest children for using the Trump Foundation in a "persistently fraudulent and illegal manner." Lawrence talks to David Cay Johnston who explains why he believes this is more reason for the President to release his tax returns.


Democrats rip into Ryan Zinke in two new open letters


A full-time worker earning minimum wage can't afford a 2-bedroom rental anywhere in the United States


Analysis: Trump reliably tells the truth on one thing: He likes the way dictators do business.


Lawrence: Who's sleeping better: Manafort or Trump?

Lawrence recaps today’s once in a century development : Donald Trump’s campaign chairman went to jail today, and Donald Trump, in anticipation of that, went to the White House lawn and lied- about Paul Manafort, about the Mueller investigation, and more.


Paul Ryan really has no idea of what’s been going on for the past two years, according to Paul Ryan


How a gender disparity in the immigration court system is affecting who makes it into the country


Even for him, Donald Trump did a lot of lying this morning. Between Fox and Friends and the exchange with reporters, I counted 22 false claims


Former CIA Director John Brennan tells @chucktodd for the first time about the meeting where he informed Senate Majority Leader McConnell about Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election. Brennan said that McConnnell questioned the findings & saw them through a political lens.


Opinion: Sessions and Sanders radically depart from the Christian religion


Mr. Trump excuses his cruelty to children by lying about Democrats. This is unacceptable on every level.


An inmate database shows that Manafort was booked into the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, at 8:22 PM. Jail records listed his housing unit as "VIP-1."


Cambridge Analytica's key staffers formed a new company that's working on Trump 2020. Like freaking cockroaches.


Watergate prosecutor: Manafort may never again "see the outside of a jail cell"


Don Lemon just went off on Steve Cortes, a Donald Trump defender and got him to admit that Trump is a liar and that separating children from their fams IS NOT a Democrat law but just a practice of the Trump administration


Trump puts Foundation donors at legal risk with bogus accounting

Jenny Johnson Ware, criminal tax attorney and partner at Johnson Moore, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the criminal referral against the Trump Foundation puts more than Donald Trump and his family in legal jeopardy.


Trump faces new legal peril from sketchy family charity

Rachel Maddow reviews some of the responses of tax law experts to the case referred by the New York attorney general against Donald Trump's charitable foundation and its members, including Trump's progeny.


Children begin arriving at Trump's 'tent city' camp in Texas

Rachel Maddow reports on the first migrant children arriving at Donald Trump's tent city detention camp after they were forcibly taken away from their parents as they sought asylum in the United States.


Up-hill legal battle for Manafort gets steeper from jail

Devlin Barret, national security reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the current criminal case against Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.


Manafort appears to choose jail over helping Trump Russia probe

Rachel Maddow points out that while the charges Paul Manafort is being prosecuted for are not connected to the relationship between Donald Trump and Russia, his Russian intelligence-tied co-defendant and his key position between Trump and Russia suggest that he has the kind of information that would help him avoid jail if he cut a deal with Robert Mueller's team.


Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort sent to jail to await trial

Rachel Maddow reads through the court transcript of Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's lawyers trying and failing to convince US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson that their client deserved to remain out of jail while waiting for his trial.


Friday, June 15, 2018

This is Orwellian stuff. WH claiming in this email that family separations are policy of congressional Democrats. It’s a Trump policy announced by the administration and carried out by the administration. Not to mention GOP controls Congress.


WATCH: Pres. Trump talks IG report, North Korea at the White House:

Nutz

"Trump was never a man running as a servant of the people; he was an avatar for their darkest, most vengeful, most petty grievances and imagined slights from a catalog of monsters from the Fox News scare closet."


CNN anchor: Trump lied, we're calling him out


#BREAKING: Fourth federal judge blocks transgender military ban from going into effect