Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sen. Feinstein says Trump's social-media guru "may have corresponded with Russian nationals"


LISTEN: Jeff Sessions' new Marijuana policy may kill a lot of businesses


Among Michael Wolff’s most explosive revelations: Trump's legal spokesman quit upon concluding he’d personally witnessed President Trump obstructing justice on Air Force One


Press Sec. Sanders, today: "The president believes in enforcing federal law," regardless of the topic, including marijuana.


Trump Demands That Publisher Halt Release of Critical Book


Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding a policy that allowed legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country without federal intervention.


Trump to allow drilling in all U.S. waters, despite concerns of Pentagon and coastal communities


House Republicans defend their handling of Russia probe


Facts to consider about Trump trying to stop sales of the Wolff book


The Sierra Club is exploring legal action to the Trump admin’s expanded offshore drilling proposal.


Trump says in this video that he’d never let his pick for Attorney General ban recreational marijuana, says it should be up to the states. Maybe he should tell Jeff Sessions this.


"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House


Trump’s cease-and-desist letter: A "desperate" attempt to silence Bannon


THE MEMO: Bannon firestorm consumes Washington


Trump takes credit for opening dialogue between North and South Korea


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Just started in earnest.

"Mark Corallo [former spokesman for Trump's personal legal team] ... privately confiding [to Wolff] that he believed the meeting on Air Force One represented a likely obstruction of justice — quit."


Tony Blair calls claims he warned Trump of UK spying ‘complete fabrication’


Acting USA Kim: With Reza Zarrab’s guilty plea and Hakan Atilla’s trial conviction, two men at heart of brazen scheme that blew billion $ hole in Iran sanctions regime, now stand convicted of serious fed crimes


Understanding Trump’s narcissism could be the key to opposing him


‘War Could Start From the Private Residence’: Trump Aides Joke Away His Latest ‘Nuclear’ Tweet


Seems important...Security flaws in Intel, AMD, ARM chips put virtually all devices at risk


A name will be drawn from a bowl to determine the winner of a Virginia election


White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issues statement saying "all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing."


“We are making an error the contemporary world cannot understand and the generations of the future will not forgive” - Former British prime minister Tony Blair


Lawmakers briefed by Yale psychiatrist on Trump's mental health: report


Scoop: Wolff taped interviews with Bannon, top officials


Bannon loses support of pro-Trump billionaire backers: report


Fox isn’t even pretending anymore


FCC chairman Ajit Pai has abruptly canceled his 1st public appearance since the repeal of net neutrality rules


Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President

ICYMI

"Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally dictated a statement in which Trump Jr. said that he and the Russian lawyer had “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children” when they met in June 2016.."


Gingrich: Bannon has exaggerated sense of self-importance


Washington's growing obsession: The 25th Amendment

TRUMPInside Trump’s Secret Bedroom in the White House


Photo of the decade: Doug Jones being sworn in


This could be the month of reckoning for Trump's trade agenda


Updated: Do Russia probe attorneys donations to Democrats threaten their independence?


Democratic Sen. Mark Warner says President Trump's financial issues are more suited for special counsel Robert Mueller than the Senate Intelligence Committee


This is how to sneak oil into North Korea


Ivanka seeks the presidency – and other big claims from explosive new book


Senate cancels votes as winter storm barrels up East Coast


Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using executive authority to name 17 interim U.S. attorneys in cities from coast to coast.


Trump picks Giuliani law partner to replace Preet Bharara in NY


Joe Biden cautions Trump against North Korea taunts: ‘This is not a game’


Lawrence: Will Trump claim they all lost their minds?

Lawrence O'Donnell looks at the portrait White House insiders – notably, ex-White House Chief Strategist and Trump confidant Steve Bannon – paint of President Donald Trump in Michael Wolff's explosive new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."


Trump atty on Bannon: Legal action 'imminent' post-explosive book

Trump's attorneys sent Steve Bannon a cease and desist letter in the wake of Michael Wolff's new book, ABC News reports, citing a non-disclosure agreement Bannon signed during the campaign. Lawrence O'Donnell, Tim O’Brien, & Joyce Vance react.


Lawrence O'Donnell, Rachel Maddow on Rosenstein-Ryan meeting

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met unannounced with Speaker Paul Ryan today. Rachel Maddow theorizes Rosenstein was going around House Intel Cmte. Chair Devin Nunes, who requested documents from the DOJ about the Russia probe related to the Trump dossier.


Book suggests new aspects of potential Trump obstruction case

Rachel Maddow highlights excerpts in the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury, that add details and possible new avenues of inquiry for potential obstruction of justice cases against the Trump team.


Blumenthal: Make Trump Jr, Fusion GPS testimony transcript public

Senator Richard Blumenthal talks with Rachel Maddow about the growing pressure on Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley to release the Fusion GPS testimony transcript to the public, as well as that of Donald Trump Jr.


Weak Manafort lawsuit to pull plug on Mueller could backfire

Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general, who helped write the special counsel regulations that are the subject of a new lawsuit by Paul Manafort against the Robert Mueller investigation.


Rosenstein, McCabe meet with Ryan on Nunes, Russia investigation

Rachel Maddow reports on a trip by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss the Trump Russia investigation and House Intel chair Devin Nunes.