Friday, March 2, 2018

NEW: Special Counsel Mueller wants to know if Jared Kushner's business meetings with Qataris and others during the presidential transition influenced Trump policy, witnesses and other people familiar with the investigation tell @NBCNews

New: EU is preparing to impose tariffs on Harley-Davidson motorbikes, bourbon whiskey & Levi's jeans in retaliation for Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminium imports -European Commission

How Bernie Sanders Helped Derail a Promising Legal Fight Against Gun Violence: The most viable effort in decades to stem the flow of guns onto the black market ended with the immunity bill Sanders helped pass.

Israel’s prime minister is in great political and legal peril. He’s hoping his visit to Washington will prove to the folks back home that there’s nobody else who can keep his country safe

NEWS: GOP is saying this morning that they will not include the repeal of the Dickey Amendment which restricts CDC gun research

GOP tax reform, bipartisan spending deal will add over $2 trillion to national debt

BREAKING: Trump confidant dumped millions in steel-related stock last week, days before tariff announcement

Two confirmed dead in shooting at Central Michigan University Campus

WSJ calls for Ivanka and Kushner to leave White House

ROBO CALL to students alerting them to campus shooting:

'I know he’s watching television because he’s calling me five minutes after': Republicans go on TV — then they get a call from Trump

School officials say police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.

Outdoor retailer REI says it’s halting future orders of some popular brands — including CamelBak water carriers, Giro helmets and Camp Chef stoves — whose parent company also makes ammunition and assault-style rifles.

You know who’s going to have a terrible day?@realDonaldTrump his former Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort will be arraigned (again) in a few hours. Incidentally Manafort *if* found guilty on ALL indictments on ALL accounts, facing decades in Fed Pen

Navy corrects Fox News contributor who claimed SEALs couldn't beat Trump border wall: SEALs didn't test them

Russian hackers to blame for sparking Qatar crisis, FBI inquiry finds


The Senate should be working to #EndGunViolence. Instead, Mitch McConnell is teeing up legislation on what he thinks is a much more pressing issue: fulfilling the wish lists of big bank lobbyists

U.S. equity futures extended declines after Trump declared trade wars are “easy to win” in a tweet

Israeli police question Netanyahu in third corruption case against him.

Per @ASLuhn, the Russian version of NASA just said @PutinRF’s “muh nuke” announcement was fake news. After the wipeout of Russians in Syria by the US, it looks like Putin is losing his grip at home.

The NRA goes to the White House, gives orders to the President of the United States, and speaks for him to the press.

NEW: Hope Hicks has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars of legal fees, @GabrielSherman reports. “She’s in immense personal jeopardy,” one Republican says. “This is a sign the Mueller investigation is a lot more serious than anyone of us thought.”

Report: Kushner’s family firm sought cash from Qatari government before he is said to have backed a Saudi blockade of Qatar

Trump claims 'trade wars' are 'easy to win' day after tariff talk roils stock market

Electrolux puts $250 million U.S. investment on hold over Trump tariff hike

Stock markets declined broadly in Europe and Asia, following a sharp drop in the United States, after President Trump said he would impose strict tariffs on steel and aluminum

Price of Ford Motor shares over past 30 days. Can you spot the impact of President Trump’s leadership?

Here’s Boeing, a huge aluminum user

Steel tariffs of 2002-2004 were a disaster, cost 200,000+ jobs in user industries- more than TOTAL employment in steel industry at that time

Trump: The great unraveling

You know it. From 2012, Russian Oligarch invests in Detroit Steel Mill

wherever Mueller ends up, this much is in plain sight: Trump has embraced Russian money and help while boosting Russia geopolitically and attacking US officials defending America against Russian crimes

The White House is furious at the embarrassing stories about the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Secretary Ben Carson

Oil Was Central in Decision to Shrink Bears Ears Monument, Emails Show

Poll: ObamaCare favorability hits all-time high

Trump's just made the biggest mistake of his Presidency

Trump often brings up Russia probe with top aides after his lawyers warned him not to: report

WATCH: Fears of a trade war trigger Wall Street selloff after Trump announces plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum

JUST IN: Federal judge blocks Pence order barring refugees from settling in Indiana

Orrin Hatch: ObamaCare supporters are "the stupidest, dumbass people I've ever met"

Trump's top economic adviser threatened to resign if he implemented new tariffs: report

Opinion: The profit-fueled rise of partisan journalism is tearing America apart

Why did Robert Mueller leaving out the hacking in his indictment of the 13 Russians? Rep. Schiff has an idea.

If platforms like @YouTube @facebook & @Google can not guarantee their customers that their ads won’t end up next to Alex Jones conspiracies & on Breitbart articles glorifying the confederate flag, this will not end well

If you've been waiting for the charges related to the crime at the center of the whole Trump Russia scandal, the hacking of Democratic e-mails by Russia, NBC reports today that those charges are coming.

As Nunes comes under scrutiny for allegedly leaking Warner's texts, worth looking at his aggressive tactics to undercut his foes through the course of this inquiry. This was our story from last mont

SEC dropped inquiry a month after firm aided Kushner company

Putin-linked Russian politician claims he knows Trump through NRA connections: report

Russian State-Run Bank Financed Deal Involving Trump Hotel Partner

BREAKING: NBC News has learned that Mueller is assembling a case for criminal charges against the Russians who carried out the hacking and leaking of private information as part of Putin's campaign to meddle in the election and help Trump's candidacy.

Senate Intel Committee probe reveals House Republicans leaked Dem senator’s private texts to Fox News: report

"A prominent Kremlin-linked Russian politician has methodically cultivated ties with leaders of the National Rifle Association, and documented efforts in real time over six years to leverage those connections and gain access deeper into American politics."

Exclusive: Secret Documents From Russia’s Election Trolls Leak

Special counsel's office has asked the judge to unseal portions of transcripts of nonpublic sidebars/bench conferences during hearings on Jan. 16 and Feb. 14 in the Paul Manafort/Rick Gates case

John Bolton tops short list of candidates to succeed HR McMaster as National Security Adviser. In WSJ, Bolton argues for pre-emptive strike vs North Korea

First Trump, now Putin brags about his arsenal size

Lawrence O'Donnell argues that Russian President Vladimir Putin has followed Trump in bragging about the size of his arsenal. The Russian president announced a new weapon today, but President Trump stayed silent on the threat.

ACLU taking on anti-abortion zealot in refugee office

Brigitte Amiri, senior staff attorney for the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, talks with Rachel Maddow about the legal fight against Trump appointee Scott Lloyd, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, who is obstructing pregnant undocumented minors being held at a refugee center from obtaining abortions.

Mueller appears to be working on Trump Russia collusion question

Rep. Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about indications that special counsel Robert Mueller is preparing to engage the matter of the Russian hacking of Democratic e-mails and the central question of Trump campaign collusion with Russia

Trump nepotism causes strain within White House, security risks

Rachel Maddow looks at the strife within the White House as Donald Trump's top White House staff come into conflict with unqualified family members Trump hired.