Friday, March 9, 2018
Trump's lawyers may tell Mueller that Trump will agree to an interview if Mueller sets a date for wrapping up the investigation and limits the scope of his questioning, WSJ reports
John Feeley, former US Amb. to Panama: "I resigned because the traditional core values of the United States... have been warped and betrayed. I could no longer represent him personally and remain faithful to my beliefs about what makes America truly great."
John Feeley, former US Amb. to Panama: "I resigned because the traditional core values of the United States... have been warped and betrayed. I could no longer represent him personally and remain faithful to my beliefs about what makes America truly great."https://t.co/mONvrOKP1b— Stand Up Republic (@StandUpRepublic) March 9, 2018
Why Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs are pure protectionism and have nothing to do with national security
Massive damage control at WH today-- pres agreed idotically to direct talks with no precondition. Now admin says must denuclearize first, something Nko won't do. Hence no talks.
Massive damage control at WH today-- pres agreed idotically to direct talks with no precondition. Now admin says must denuclearize first, something Nko won't do. Hence no talks.— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) March 9, 2018
"Donald Trump would never protect (Republicans) ... I don't understand why he is somebody that they think is worth protecting and shielding in this investigation."
DEVELOPING: Gunman has taken hostages at veterans' home in California, Napa County fire official says
Anthony Borges, 15, who was shot five times while ushering classmates to safety at Stoneman Douglas High School, is back in intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery.
Sam Nunberg started the week insisting he would defy a grand jury subpoena to turn over records and testify in the special counsel investigation — and he ended it showing up to the grand jury office
BREAKING: British PM Theresa May threatens military and economic retaliation against Russia if Vladimir Putin is proven to be behind poisoned spy attack
Does Donald Trump wonder why no sitting U.S. president has ever met in person with a North Korean leader?
Reuters: Britain will respond if Russia is proved to be behind nerve attack - May - LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will respond appropriately if evidence shows Moscow was behind a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, Pri... https://t.co/vSVGg5c03G— Dr Alex Concorde (@DrAlexConcorde) March 9, 2018
Op-Ed contributors John McCain and Angelina Jolie write, "Around the world, there is profound concern that America is giving up the mantle of global leadership"
Emma Gonzalez’s instantly historic speech got the nation to stop and listen about gun reform. Now she’s taking her message to Washington D.C. in the hope of making Parkland America’s last mass shooting
Japan and South Korea worry that Trump may concede too much to Kim Jong-un, or turn to military action if talks fail
This is not a “Nixon to China” moment. Trump is playing way out of his league and the world knows it. Kim knows it. Much can go very wrong and Trump won’t read a briefing book. Going to be interesting— and extremely dangerous. Kim will give him a parade and have his mind/heart. https://t.co/jmowg7ZDIn— John Dean (@JohnWDean) March 9, 2018
Japan and South Korea worry that Trump may concede too much to Kim Jong-un, or turn to military action if talks fail https://t.co/1A2z5RgPyS— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) March 9, 2018
"It was an incongruous and embarrassing moment. Dr. Albright had made democracy in dark places her leitmotif but was put in the position of watching, and applauding, a propaganda spectacle by a tyrannical Communist regime," @JanePerlez writes https://t.co/wtwmb7moyX— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 9, 2018
Facebook messages obtained by NYT show that Trump campaign operatives were susceptible to Russian overtures during the 2016 election
Teenagers defeat Trump’s move to kill climate lawsuit— Derek Cressman (@DerekCressman) March 9, 2018
"A group of 21 youths who accuse the U.S. government of failing for decades to properly address climate change defeated the Trump administration’s attempt to keep the dispute out of court." https://t.co/7lJvnxoI4K
Stormy Daniels interviews with "60 Minutes" after suing Trump over nondisclosure agreement on alleged affair
Paul Ryan gave a $1.7 trillion handout to corporations and the ultra-rich, now he claims we "can't afford" Social Security.— SocialSecurityWorks (@SSWorks) March 8, 2018
Hey Paul: Social Security is fully paid for by the American people's payroll contributions and doesn't contribute a single penny to the deficit. https://t.co/UJzTpoJXs9
.@SpeakerRyan, at Home Depot in Atlanta, suggests creating a commission to fix Social Security.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 8, 2018
Trump is rushing into a risky summit without having gotten anything substantial in return and without having even consulted the State Department. As usual he doesn’t know what he’s doing.
Trump is rushing into a risky summit without having gotten anything substantial in return and without having even consulted the State Department. As usual he doesn’t know what he’s doing. My @PostOpinions column: https://t.co/Xoh966TBGH— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) March 9, 2018
So Putin helps North Korea build its Nukes and then tells them to start talks. The talks will go on for decades and you keep the bombs and development abilities. Putin instructed Trump to exploit these talks. Putin is a master spy. He owns Trump. And has a nuclear ally now.
New book "Russian Roulette" has new details about Trump’s 2013 visit to Moscow and his eagerness to befriend Putin—including the gift Putin sent to him, which might be of interest to Robert Mueller. Eugene Robinson, David Cay Johnston, & Kurt Andersen join Lawrence O'Donnell
Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, talks with Rachel Maddow about the historic nature of Donald Trump agreeing to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.