Friday, April 20, 2018

Greitens charged with second felony after AG investigation into veterans charity

NEW: Sessions told White House that Rosenstein’s firing could prompt his departure, too.

Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI, the Wendy Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails

LIVE: Students chant “Do your job, Congress,” while protesting for gun reform at the US Capitol

#BREAKING: Trump secretary of State nominee doesn’t have the votes to clear Senate committee

The Koch Brothers’ funded group @ConcernedVets have been trying for years to hand over health care for our nation’s #veterans to private for-profit companies. It should come as no surprise that they're attacking @Tim_Walz, a long-time champion of veterans

#BREAKING: McCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation and wrongful termination

Judge Otero said Cohen may need to file a statement w the court asserting his right against self-incrimination under the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to support his request to put the civil case on hold.

Unlike his predecessors, Trump hasn’t invited any Democratic members of Congress to the first State Dinner, Politico reports.

JUST IN: Do not eat ANY kind of romaine lettuce right now. CDC Via WaPo

I love it when CNN taunts Trump with things like this!

Donald Trump is very, very angry about the Comey memos

Federal court strikes down Indiana abortion law signed by Pence as unconstitutional

Laura Ingraham is being sued by her former personal assistant over pregnancy discrimination

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. at a Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 met U.S. Senate investigators in Berlin for a 3 hour interview

Donald Trump was inaugurated last year, top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy offered Russian gas giant Novatek a $26 million lobbying plan aimed at removing the company from a U.S. sanctions list

More docs from DNC lawsuit

 Serious, serious buisness. 

Update: CIA has now confirmed publicly that Pompeo did NOT serve in the Gulf War. Any examples of Pompeo saying or even suggesting otherwise over the years would be of extreme interest to Members of Congress set to vote on his nomination next week.

It seems apparent from reliable sources that Mike Pompeo did NOT serve in the first Gulf War, but nearly half of his public bios--including his Wikipedia page--and contemporary write-ups claim he did. Is this something he's been content to leave uncorrected?


DeVos Education Dept. Begins Dismissing Civil Rights Cases in Name of Efficiency

After getting sued for libel, ​InfoWars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that the Sandy Hook shooting was NOT a fake.

Arizona high school students spell out "SOS" during gun violence walkout

Michael Cohen’s lawyer tells court that Cohen may be indicted within the next 90 days.

We'll see how the judge likes that.

Former Pres. George H. W. Bush pays his respects to Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years. She will be laid to rest at a memorial service tomorrow.

Comey says he feels sorry for Trump: “I think he has an emptiness inside of him and a hunger for affirmation that I’ve never seen in an adult.”

NEW: WaPo: DNC filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.

The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. — John McCain

Judge to hear arguments about delaying the Stormy Daniels case.

Donald Trump's trade policies are puncturing America's economic optimism

"3 weeks ago I said (Cohen) would flip I was the first one to call it.. Now people close to the president are telling him the same ... I'm going to make a prediction now: I do not think the President will serve out his term"

Michael Flynn tests 'comeback tour

15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions with Trump that Comey found so unnerving that he chose to document them in writing.

OUTRAGE: Trump's NASA nominee, Jim Bridenstine was approved 50-49. He plans on cutting all climate science missions on behalf of the fossil fuel lobb

NEW: Michael Avenatti is now alleging that he has evidence of bank fraud involving Michael Cohen, which he has almost certainly shared with the F.B.I.

This story about Trump cutting off health coverage for his sick nephew out of revenge will make you hang your head in shame

Analysis: The threat of white radical extremism in the age of Trump

Page 12: Comey says that Trump told him "we need to go after the reporters, and referred to the fact that 10 or 15 years ago we put them in jail to find out what they know, and it worked."

The White House says John Bolton met with the Russian ambassador today and discussed election interference, poisoning of the former spy and Syria and Ukraine.

Russia says Trump invited Putin to U.S. during phone call

Photos/Doc: Here's Rudy Giuliani with the owners of Russia's Alfa Bank. Alex Van Der Zwaan's (who already pled guilty in Mueller's probe) father-in-law, Russian billionaire German Khan, is a co-owner. This is also the same bank with the alleged server in Trump Tower.

Photo: Rudy Giuliani with Russian Emin Agalarov. He's the son of Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov who's friends with Putin, did Miss Universe with Trump, hosted the launch of Trump Vodka in Moscow and helped setup the Don Jr Russian lawyer meeting in Trump Tower.

A payday lending industry conference will be held at a #Trump property in Miami

First Lady Barbara Bush on Trump

A former aide to Theresa May said a heavily criticized 2013 operation - vans driving around racially diverse parts of London with the message "go home or face arrest" - had gone ahead without her knowledge or approval. Leaked emails undermine that story

here are those James Comey memos uploaded by the AP

Federal judge rules that Trump cuts to Obama-era pregnancy prevention program were illegal

If House Republicans thought they were helping President Donald Trump by forcing the release of James Comey's memos, they might want to think again

The Trump Tax Cuts Are Still Unpopular. That’s a Crisis for Conservatives.

Priebus-Comey talk on whether Flynn was under surveillance came about a week before Priebus asked the FBI to knock down stories about communications bw Trump associates and Russians. FBI declined to do so

10AM. Friday. April 20. National School Walkout.

Rosenstein told Trump last week that he isn’t a target of any part of Mueller’s investigation or the probe into his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, sources say

Comey Memos: Fast Facts

NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams gives Lawrence the rundown of what’s new and what matters in James Comey’s memos about his interactions with President Trump.

Macron heads to Washington with the Iran nuclear deal hanging in the balance

Comey Memos: Trump, Putin & Prostitutes

Benjamin Wittes, Matt Miller and David Frum discuss James Comey's memos about his conversations with Donald Trump—including Comey’s memo that detailed what Trump said Putin told him about Russian prostitutes.

"He's not suited to stand up to the rigors of jail life... Michael doesn't see himself walking down Broadway while people are clamoring, 'you're going to be my wife.'"

Here are the 8 most shocking revelations from the release of the #ComeyMemos

Rachel on memos: Comey's consistency is "powerful" evidence

Rachel Maddow sat down to interview James Comey live, Comey’s memos about his interactions with Donald Trump were released by the DOJ to House Republicans—and obtained by NBC News. Lawrence talks to Rachel about Comey’s extraordinary real-time reaction and her interview.

The Patriot Deception – The Disinformation Asset


JUST IN: Comey memo: Trump threatened to personally sue Christopher Steele over dossier

Trump complaining that Gorsuch is becoming too liberal: report

Adam Schiff’s plan to counter Trump’s coy little pardon dance

Trump claims he didn’t fire Comey over Russia investigation

Opinion: The Iran mess could get even worse

Elijah Cummings: "Director Comey’s contemporaneous memos provide strong corroborating evidence of everything he said about President Trump."

6 Takeaways From the Comey Memos

Jared Kushner's family real-estate company has reportedly been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury

Here is a short video featuring the president of the United States and his new lawyer.

Obama's essay on the Parkland teens.

Grassley will allow vote on Mueller protection bill: McConnell doesn't control my committee

James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?

Trump won't attend Barbara Bush's funeral

News that Russia hosted Assad's children at a summer camp in Crimea gives rare glimpse into the lives of the Syrian president’s family and his close relationship to Moscow

Comey: I don't believe that Loretta Lynch did anything improper

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about worries he cited in his book, "A Higher Loyalty," about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch with regard to the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation

Comey: Mueller investigation would be 'very hard to kill'

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about how Rudy Giuliani's "imperial style" of leadership compares to Donald Trump's, and whether it would be possible for anyone to bring the Mueller investigation to a premature end.

Comey: Giuliani boasts prompted investigation into FBI leaks

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about Rudy Giuliani's boasts of apparent foreknowledge of Comey's announcement about the investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails led Comey to start an investigation into leaks from the FBI's New York office and elsewhere.

Comey: Trump said he talked about beauty of hookers with Putin

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's concerns about the Steele dossier's mention of prostitutes, and confirms that Donald Trump told him that Vladimir Putin boasted about the beauty of Russian hookers in a phone conversation.

Comey: McCabe had authority to speak to press, didn't consult me

Former FBI Director James Comey explains to Rachel Maddow that Andrew McCabe, as his deputy director at the FBI has the authority to speak to the press, but did not consult him as he might have expected given the situation.

Comey: Trump attacks on Andrew McCabe and wife 'shameful'

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about what has happened to the FBI officials he briefed on his meetings with Donald Trump, including Andrew McCabe who has been the subject of attacks Comey calls "shameful."

Comey recalls Trump threatening lawsuit over Steele dossier

Former FBI Director James Comey's memory is jogged when Rachel Maddow shows him a note by Dana Boente obtained exclusively by TRMS in which Boente records Comey telling him about Trump threatening a lawsuit related to the Christopher Steele dossier.

Priebus raised question of whether Flynn was under surveillance

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's then-chief of staff Reince Priebus asking whether Mike Flynn was under FISA surveillance.

Papadopoulos discussed getting Clinton e-mails from Russian govt.

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about the revelation in his book that Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos mentioned that the damaging Clinton e-mails he was getting were coming from the Russian government.

Mike Flynn an awkward presence before dismissal from White House

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about the treatment of Mike Flynn in the Donald Trump White House after he'd already been questioned by the FBI and warned about by the Justice Department and yet was still employed as Trump's national security adviser.

Comey: Criticism of Carter Page FISA warrant 'a political deal'

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about the FBI's actions when it came to members of the Donald Trump campaign who had been under investigation.

Comey memos immediately leaked after FBI delivers to Congress

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about the notes he took after meeting with Donald Trump, which have now leaked to the public after they were delivered by the FBI to Congress.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

BREAKING w/ @jdawsey1: Giuliani tells WashPost that he is joining Trump’s legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe

Call Senators Cornyn, Grassley, & Hatch to demand they sponsor the Special Counsel Independence & Integrity Act, S.2644.

Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Here's my write-up of Special Counsel Mueller for TIME — Preet Bharara

BREAKING: Appeals court rules against Trump policy punishing sanctuary cities

Federal judge blasts Hannity for trying to tie Mueller to FBI Whitey Bulger scandal

Fox News’ Kremlin Ties Go Much Deeper Than Just Sean Hannity

NEW: Rudy Giuliani has been in talks to join Trump's personal legal team, according to a person familiar with the matter

Palantir, Peter Thiel's data-mining company, knows everything about you

Report: DHS Accidentally Releases ‘Remote Mind Control’ Records

Baller @AlecMacGillis investigation into the Falwell family & Liberty University—they’ve raked in billions hawking a sketchy online educational platform, subsidized by our tax dollars

Our partners @Reveal verified more than 150 cases of harassment and threats where Donald Trump's name was invoked. These are just a few of those cases.

I stand w/ 170 of my congressional colleagues in introducing a resolution to say: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has to go. He has waged war on regulations that keep our air and water clean and violated the trust of the American people by wasting their hard-earned tax dollars

The Republican plan to tighten food stamp work requirements is advancing — without a single Democrat’s vote

Remember Stephanie Wolkoff? She was the party planner and Melania friend who somehow got $26 million for the inauguration. Well, turns out Cohen and Wolkoff also worked together years ago.

A special election is coming up on April 24th in AZ and @TheDemCoalition isn't going to stand on the sidelines. Help us push for #HiralTipirneni just like we did for Doug Jones in Alabama & Conor Lamb in PA. The latest polls have this race as a dead heat!

That’s 48 MILLION people they could then psyop using personalized targets to manipulate you, terrorize you, get information from you. Almost twice the population of Canada.

I worry that Trump’s allies in Congress will trump up a contempt citation against Rosenstein (recall Holder!), or even a bill of impeachment against him, to give Trump an excuse to fire him:

BREAKING: Embattled Trump attorney Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed & Fusion GPS

The purging of the State Department, and why it’s so important to America’s future: read my latest in @newyorker, in which Rex Tillerson unloads on the White House and the White House on Tillerson—drawn from my new book #WARONPEACE:

Roger Stone Disses Barbara Bush as a ‘Nasty Drunk’ on News of Her Death

Florida newspaper forced to lay off dozens after Trump tariffs cause cost of newsprint to skyrocket

See below. As I have been stating for weeks. This is what happens when you pick the Pink Panther as your “fixer” and trust him with all of your secrets (no disrespect to the Pink Panther).

Black students taunted as ‘slaves’ at Michigan school surrounded by Confederate flags

Kremlin says can't rule out further unfriendly U.S moves in future

Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort to seek dismissal of charges

Don't Be Fooled: Russia Attacked U.S. Troops in Syria

Smearing Robert Mueller

Remember that time #Trump employees “accidentally” set fire to #VeraCoking‘s house??

Trump's legacy in public affairs as in business: horrifying debt , reports the IMF

Reports Russian Navy is deploying smoke screens around Naval vessel while unloading unknown ‘cargo’ at Syrian port in Tartous

Trump's strategy for summit w/ Kim Jong-Un, via @jonathanvswan: ''Just get me in the room with the guy and I’ll figure it out"

Dick's Sporting Goods plans to destroy the assault-style rifles and accessories it agreed to take off its shelves in February instead of returning them to manufacturers


WATCH: Kimmel trolls Trump over Stormy Daniels’ conspiracy retweet with 3rd-grader explaining ‘fake news’

GOP will tout individual mandate repeal, but it could backfire

“The terms of that payoff to her are also now part of the criminal investigation into the president’s lawyer by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.”

Former DNI Clapper recently stated: “It stretches credulity, given the magnitude, scope and depth of the Russian efforts, that they didn’t have impact on individual voter decisions.”

Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR

In Closed-Door UN Meetings, Trump Administration Officials Pushed Abstinence For International Women’s Health Programs

In recent days, there have been a series of gaffes and unforced errors from President Trump and his administration that have inspired a fresh round of head-scratching inside the Beltway and beyond

New Analysis From PRRI: White Evangelical Support for Donald Trump at All-Time High

Mike Pompeo went to Pyongyang -- and didn't bring out the three Americans being held there as "prisoners of war." Here's the background about the three men languishing in North Korea:

REVEALED: UK govt refused to assist a French investigation into suspected money laundering by telecoms giant Lycamobile – saying the company is the “biggest corporate donor to the Conservative party” & gives money to a trust founded by Prince Charles.