Friday, January 5, 2018

Geoffrey Berman has been appointed as US attorney for the Southern District of New York by Jeff Sessions

JUST IN: Dem Senators call on Trump to reject citizenship questions on Census

Top Judiciary Dem: White House counsel must be removed immediately over "completely unacceptable" conduct

Whoa. Bannon is accusing the Trumps and Kushners of money laundering? Well NOW things are about to get ugly.

Gary Cohn: Congress will soon exempt dozens of banks from financial regulations

#Russia berates US for UN meeting on #Iran

FBI documents: Andrew McCabe had no conflict in Hillary Clinton email probe

'Romantic encounter' set off Australia's role in triggering Donald Trump investigation

Dem lawmaker boycotting Trump's State of the Union

"Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate."

Arson investigation underway after Roy Moore accuser's home burns down, according to reports. "We have just the clothes on our backs," Tina Johnson says.

Steve Bannon was warned to lay off Jared Kushner: "Knock it the f— off or Trump will blow you up." Bannon allies now say he was preparing to issue a statement disowning damaging Don Jr comments but Trump issued his fiery tweet first

‘You have an obligation to step forward’: Shep Smith unloads on Trump aides who think he’s mentally unfit

White House lawyer's wife leaving Treasury Dept for House committee

This book is sold out everywhere! What the heck?! I want it!

Pix sent me from Fire & Fury. Delighted I trouble Trump when comparing his presidency to Watergate.

The NRA raised a record amount of money in 2016—and spent tens of millions of dollars to get Trump elected.

Understanding Provokatsiya: Alt-Right in Cahoots with Alt-Left ‘Resistors’

Look I don’t often agree with Steve Bannon, but we should all be able to agree that if a foreign adversary approaches you with dirt on a political opponent, any true patriot would alert the FBI immediately.

This CNN segment is going viral -- lots of tweeters saying @RepRohrabacher acted like a bully when @AnaCabrera tried to ask Q's and fact-check him

Chaotic, corrupt, incurious, infantile, grandiose, and obsessed with gaudy real estate, Donald Trump is of a Neronic temperament, David Remnick writes

The Wolff lines on Trump that ring unambiguously true

-- Sen. Ed Markey on reports that Trump wanted his counsel to stop Sessions from recusing himself.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Trump: I’m not going anywhere

I love @Parscale throwing @EricTrump and Jared under the bus in this exquisitely passive-aggressive tweet. #TrumpData tell us about the SVB server, Brad

BREAKING: Donald Trump's campaign digital director says: 'Not one person made a decision' without Jared Kushner and Eric Trump's 'approval' (per @NatashaBertrand) - This means they KNEW EVERYTHING! Mueller will have a field

Trump book author: Everyone in the White House said Trump is "like a child"

Feinstein on the Grassley/Graham referral for a Steele prosecution: "I wasn’t consulted about this referral nor were any of my Democratic colleagues."

Ivanka has between a $5 million and $25 million stake in Trump Hotel DC, even though she’s a White House official. Whenever she attends an event at the hotel, it’s an ethics issue

Trump to allow states to add work requirements to Medicaid for first time

Trump on GOP Camp David meeting: We have a lot of things to work on

Analysis: 8 times Trump tried to call off the dogs in the Russia probe

'Fire and Fury' author doubles down on book's claims on Trump's mental health

Scott Pruitt has told friends and associates that he’s interested in becoming attorney general, three people familiar with the internal discussions tell Politico

Just in: Grassley and Graham have made a criminal referral to DOJ about Chris Steele. Legal experts tell me this looks like a PR stunt, mostly because it's not clear that the senators have info that the FBI does not already have (and DOJ hasn't independently pursued charges)

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are meeting at Camp David to address an urgent and more conventional menu of issues

Grassley asks Justice Department to investigate whether the author of a salacious dossier on Trump made false statements to federal investigators

Michael Wolff: Trump trying to stop my book is "proving the point of the book"

JUST IN: Two top Pence aides leaving White House:

A year after Congress launched its investigation into Russian election interference, Judiciary senators have issued their 1st criminal referral -- against Christopher Steele, who blew the whistle on Russia.

The president should have known better. Michael Wolff does not mess around

Schiff: Democrats have been so frustrated in their attempts to convince R's to call key witnesses that they may soon make those requests public, "so that the public can see in very graphic terms what the majority has deemed unworthy of investigation."

We will want Mr. Corallo to come before our committee. Given Don Jr.’s refusal to testify about his conversation with his father about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians, Corallo may shed invaluable insights

Alex Jones Turns on Steve Bannon: It Looks Like ‘He Has Organ Failure’

Bannon Banished for Telling Truths About Trump as MAGA Monsters Turn on Each Other

Inside the faltering Dreamer talks

Exclusive reporting on the Russia inquiry: President Trump ordered his lawyer to stop Jeff Sessions from recusing himself last year

DC bookstore sold out of "Fire and Fury" in 20 minutes during midnight release

"Four days before Mr. Comey was fired, one of Mr. Sessions’s aides asked a congressional staff member whether he had damaging information about Mr. Comey, part of an apparent effort to undermine the F.B.I. director."

Netflix announces the first guest on David Letterman’s new Netflix show will be Barack Obama.

Spoke on the Senate Floor about my latest visit to Puerto Rico w/ @ChrisMurphyCT – a heartbreaking, gut-wrenching experience that laid bare the Administration’s shamefully inadequate response

I asked Trump a blunt question: Do you read?

“If ever there were a man who deserved to get Wolffed, it’s Donald Trump.”

Was this before or after your Campaign CEO, Chief White House Strategist and member of National Security Council confirmed you committed treason and money launderin'?

‘Fire and Fury’ author Wolff calls Trump least credible person who has ever walked on earth

Up til Dec. 31, 2017, oil companies were taxed 9 cents per barrel to fund spill cleanups. On Jan. 1, 2018, GOP let the tax drop to 0.

Why Trump and Sessions are now in a heap of legal trouble

I'm leading 15 AGs & filing an amicus brief to protect NY cities & police departments from funding cuts threatened by the Trump admin against sanctuary cities.

"Robert Mueller may have a Deep Throat witness on Russia"

Climate Scientists Exiled by Trump Form Panel to Continue Work

The high-profile fight between Donald Trump and Steve Bannon is impacing a key Senate race

Everyone in Trumpworld Knows He’s an Idiot

Trump's own people think he's as dumb as a watermelon. Maybe the country isn't as divided as it seems.

Analysis: How money-laundering works in real estate

McClatchy finds Indonesia, Uruguay, India, Panama and the Philippines are among the countries whose governments have donated public land, approved permits and eased environmental regulations for Trump-branded developments, creating potential conflicts.

Trump ordered WH lawyer to stop Sessions from recusing himself in Russia probe: report

I’ve studied the Trump-Fox feedback loop for months. It’s crazier than you think.

"Russia simulated a large-scale military attack against @NATO", Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces, General Riho Terras

FBI launches new Clinton Foundation investigation

EXCLUSIVE: Mueller's Investigation reveals details of how Trump had WH counsel lobby Sessions not to recuse; how a WH lawyer tried to mislead the president about whether he could fire Comey; Preibus notes corroborate some of Comey's claims.

Midnight line for FIRE AND FURY at @kramerbooks in DC.

^ Bannon on Kushner: “He’s going crazy bc Mueller's going to get deep in his s--t about how he’s financed everything... The rabbis w/the diamonds, all the s--t out of Israel, guys out of Eastern Europe, the Russian guys, guys in Kazakhstan--"

Alexander Litvinenko had said Russia was a mafia state before he was MURDERED BY PUTIN in 2006.


Fed officials are aiming to restrict credit, raising the eventual recession risk

Top Dem mega-donor to make "major announcement" on whether he'll run for office

From Michael Wolff's book: Mark Corallo, a former spokesman for Trump's personal legal team said "that he believed the meeting on Air Force One represented a likely obstruction of justice"

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will look into cryptocurrency

Rep. Harper won’t seek reelection

The scandal of Michael Wolff’s new book isn’t its salacious details—it’s that everyone in Washington has known its key themes, and refused to act.

Breitbart considers firing Steve Bannon after White House calls for his ouster

In a new statement, Mercer said that she has not spoken to Bannon in many months and that she continues to support President Trump.

The CDC wants the public to be prepared for nuclear war

Justice Department officials are taking a fresh look at Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, @woodruffbets with the scoop

Will Ivanka Trump Be The First Female President? She Apparently Thinks So

FBI Ties 'Alt-Right' to October Amtrak Terror Attack

Legal marijuana states prepare to resist new Sessions policy

Mayor Jenny Durkan, former U.S. attorney who helped draft President Obama's marijuana policy, talks with Rachel Maddow about her city and state's preparedness to resist Jeff Sessions' plan to enforce federal drug laws in states that have legalized marijuana.

Devastating Trump book offers reporting leads

Rachel Maddow looks at some of the reportable, find-out-able claims in Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, beyond the salacious stories that have left the Trump team sputtering with rage and humiliation.

Trump wanted Sessions' protection from FBI investigation: NYT

Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about the pressure Donald Trump put on Jeff Sessions to protect him from investigation, and lengths to which Trump staffers went to try to stop him from firing James Comey.

Priebus notes confirming Comey another tool for Robert Mueller

Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about how former Trump chief-of-staff Reince Priebus's notes corroborating James Comey's notes about meetings with Donald Trump might be used in a court case.

Both parties torch Sessions over anti-marijuana policy

Steve Bannon is not done yet

Ryan backed Nunes in spat with Justice Dept. over Russia documents, sources say

Trump instructed Don McGahn in March: Stop Jeff Sessions from recusing himself in the Russia probe, two sources tell NYT.

Hope Hicks' family, friends say she'll need therapy after she leaves Trump

Comey notes claims about Trump confirmed by Priebus notes: NYT

Michael Schmidt, reporter for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting about Donald Trump's pressure on Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia probe, and Reince Priebus notes confirming James Comey's notes about encounters with Trump.