Friday, September 20, 2019

"In fact the DOJ is effectively telling the whistleblower, "You're not covered." Which means there is a real risk even in coming to Congress and that is obviously a supreme problem." -Rep. Adam Schif

Breaking: both the White House AND the DOJ are now reported to be involved in the cover-up of the whistleblower complaint. Which begs the question: how awful must it be for them to go this far, this fast, to preclude Congress & the public from seeing it?

NY Times reporters say Brett Kavanaugh asked them to lie in exchange for an interview

As Ukraine comes into focus, the nugget buried in this story--that Trump State Department officials helped broker a back-channel meeting between Giuliani and a senior Ukrainian official to discuss political dirt--could become even more important.

Can you finally give us a detailed readout of your extended one-on-one meeting with Putin last summer in Helsinki, when no one from the US but a translator was in the room? That'd be great!

Trump isn't a climate change "denier," he's a climate change nihilist — aggressively changing policies and rolling back regulations to speed up catastrophe. He's declared Open Season on our environment and put the polluters and plunderers in charge of everything.

Emphasis on "ACTING" DNI Maguire. Meaning, Maguire is technically a temporary fill-in for a position which requires senate confirmation. Trump wants officers who haven't been senate confirmed because they are more likely to stay under his control & do his bidding.

September 13, 2019: Ukraine's president said that the U.S. hasn't only released $250 mil in military aid to his country but will also extend an additional $140 mil. The Trump admin said that it has released $250 mil, but didn't mention additional funds.

Dear America, It is safe to infer that AG Barr was somehow involved in the decision. The “Cover Up General” earned his unsavory nickname in the 1990s for a reason, which he has categorically solidified as of late. Best, A Worried Citizen

Democratic U.S. @RepCummings misses a high-profile hearing Thursday, saying he had undergone a medical procedure that will keep him from working for “a week or so.”

Money keeps coming in for rich Brexit-backer Anthony Bamford, whose fortune has surged to almost $4.3 billion

It’s always seemed it would take a patriot to stand up and speak out against Trump’s criminality to hasten his exit. The aggressive stonewalling speaks volumes about how desperate the enablers are to deny access to the whistleblower’s complaint.

Students walking out of class today for the #GlobalClimateStrike Schools across the area expecting many students to call out to attend

The day following this call, US Special Rep Volker had his own meeting with President Zelensky. And, a few days after that, Trump's personal attorney Giuliani flew to the Spanish countryside for a secret meeting with Zelensky's right-hand man, Yermak.

NEW: William Barr endorsed "Campus Rape Frenzy" book claiming colleges unfairly went after male students accused of sexual assault

First responders were overwhelmed by 911 calls for high water rescues as Tropical Depression Imelda drenched Winnie and Beaumont, Texas, with rain.

“This wall can’t be climbed.” -Donald Trump

New: Documents and interviews show the Media Lab, already under fire for accepting contributions from Jeffrey Epstein, is being investigated for an apparent violation of state environmental regulations. They paused operations after we asked questions.

Well, well, well. Something in Darrell Issa’s FBI file is causing problems for his confirmation. He has always been such a vocal advocate for transparency and Congressional access to secret info that I’m sure he won’t mind it being made public.

Global strikes begin in what could be largest #ClimateProtest in history. Tens of thousands of mostly students have taken to the streets of Australia & other Asia-Pacific countries as a day of worldwide demonstrations against#ClimateChange gets underway

Another problem, the founding fathers assumed only one branch of government could be corrupted at a time. Checks & balances don’t work when McConnell & Senate GOP keep Congress from fulfilling its role to hold the president accountable.

#climatestrike has already started in Australia. Americans take part today. There are protests happening. Find one. I am participating in fighting for the planet and our home.

This is why I don’t like watching Rudy Giuliani’s interviews

Here's a growing list of some of the brands and retailers that are showing support for the global #ClimateStrike, as a message to government leaders that it's time to do something about the climate crisis

Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intel. Cmte., releases two letters the committee received regarding a whistleblower complaint that Trump administration officials are withholding from Congress.

CNN's @ChrisCuomo: "Did you ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?"@RudyGiuliani: "Of course I did" President Trump's attorney says he had spoken with a Ukrainian official about Joe Biden's possible role in that government's dismissal of a prosecutor who investigated Biden's son.

Trump defense: "I'd never say anything inappropriate if I knew there might be witnesses listening."

Will spend around $200,000,000 on Facebook ads across both campaigns. One of Zuck’s most valued customers

Did Trump collude with a foreign power to influence a U.S. election, after all?

Why does anyone take what George Conway says seriously? He is not anti-Trump. He was also instrumental in getting Kavanaugh confirmed. He’s a Leonard Leo Federalist Society favorite. His words mean nothing. His actions are everything.

Was it “give me stuff on Joe, and I’ll give you weapons”? Kinda feels like it.

Here again is the Washpost editorial on how Trump tried to coerce Ukraine's president into investigating Joe Biden by withholding military aid.

Paul McCartney uses song on new album to attack Donald Trump: ‘We’ve got a mad captain sailing this boat’

Hey @realDonaldTrump, if you are telling the truth (which is statistically a low probability), you should have no fear of the whistleblower complaint being forwarded to Congress as required by law. Instead, you are covering up this information. Why?

There is not one gun owner I have met that would hesitate turning in their AR-15 if they knew it would save a child’s life. I think most gun owners— including my father feel the same way because most people value nothing more then their kids.

When you definitely have nothing to hide from authorities

Arms for dirt on my opponents son. Is that the quid pro quo Trump asked Ukrainian President Zelensky? I don’t know, but this seems like a plausible hypothesis. Hope it’s not true.

"Our founding fathers didn't envision this level of corruption and obstruction. Even when they gave us an impeachment option they assumed that people would cooperate... We're seeing complete obstruction of processes here..."

What happens if Boris Johnson’s plan is unlawful, Supreme Court asks

Florida gave a Glock, magazines and body armor to an educator as part of its *school guardian* program that arms faculty. He then pawned it all three times in two months for gas money. He’s the second *school guardin* caught doing this.

Philippines to vaccinate millions as polio virus resurfaces

In a day with a lot of bad news for WH, why McConnell caved certainly has to have them wondering.

“Moscow Mitch” bows to pressure? Trust but verify.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces an ambitious prescription drug plan that would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for seniors and younger people.

Fox News poll: Trump approval on... International trade 38% approve 53% disapprove Foreign policy 36% approve 54% disapprove Guns 35% approve 56% disapprove

It is shocking me that this person is the personal lawyer of the president of the United States of America. And Ive read a lot of books on Ukraine. I want to see the proof too. Screaming doesn't make it truer.

Wait, if calls to foreign leaders were about, ostensibly, screwing over Ukrainian democracy like Putin has wanted for's not just Trump, but Pence too

Sources: Trump call with Ukraine at center of IG complaint More detailed readout from Ukrainian records noted talk about "investigations into corruption cases that have hampered interaction between Ukraine and the U.S.A."

Man, Barack Obama really is the best Kenyan Muslim alinskyite socialist sleeper agent ever. He's been out of office 3 years and he still managed to use his Deep State minions to trick Trump into soliciting another foreign power to help in an election.

PSA: The President’s Art. II powers, and the privileges associated therewith, do NOT extend to offering his authority in exchange for political actions that would benefit him personally in an election. It’s why Bribery is a specific ground for impeachment in the Constitution.

July 16, 2018: trump met one-on-one for more than two hours in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. 431 days later we still don’t know what was said.

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THIS needs to be repeated. Because the Big 3 Bailout actually SAVED the auto industry. The Farm Rescue will not save US farming, as. China has found alternative suppliers now. It’s too late.

The Inspector General found a whistleblower complaint alleging serious misconduct to be not only credible, but urgent. Yet the Acting DNI has withheld that complaint from Congress on the basis of potential privilege. He’s wrong. There's no privilege to be corrupt.

It looks like the nickname "Moscow Mitch" being attached to Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell might have aggravated and upset him just the right amount...

The Trump administration was withholding military assistance aid to Ukraine until recently

Igor Fruman & Lev Parnas. Remember their names. These 2 guys were backing Giuliani's Ukraine kompromat trip. LLC's & shady Super Pac's also? South Florida?

Laurence Tribe on Trump's desperate legal filing and whistleblower

President Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a previously unannounced meeting at the White House on Thursday, a Facebook spokesperson said.

Scoop by colleagues —> Whistleblower complaint about President Trump involves Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the matter

In the middle of massive floods in Houston one man helped another though the water. I don’t normally tweet stuff like this but it’s worth remembering that we’re fighting for a world where this is the norm.

Ukraine is reportedly at the center of a complaint made by a whistleblowing intel officer who filed a report after learning of a promise President Trump made to a foreign leader.

One dead, five hurt in Washington, D.C. shooting: police

U.S. withdrawing $100 million in aid to Afghanistan amid corruption concerns

Trump tells reporters border wall is ‘wired’, immediately after army general asks him not to discuss in public

Trump: “This wall can’t be climbed. It’s very very hard.”

NEW: U.S. Marine unit wants to hold annual ball at presidential venue: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

After falling short in Israel’s election, Benjamin Netanyahu will no longer be able to escape court proceedings against him. He’ll have to appear in court, & potentially serve jail time due to allegations of corruption. Will Trump face a similar fate?

Whistleblower complaint related to Trump involves Ukraine: report

New details emerge as Trump fights to quash whistleblower report

Trump lawyers argue Trump can't be investigated or prosecuted

In reversal, McConnell backs new money for election security

Protesters in 150 countries are expected to take to the streets on Friday to demand action on climate change

Trump admin reverses course on deporting ailing immigrant kids

To be clear, here’s what DID NOT happen: NSA and/or CIA did not clandestinely listen in on any Presidential call. NSA and CIA are focused on collecting FOREIGN intel. Trump’s comments are a dog whistle to his “deep state” fearing base.

This is a BIG deal. Today, we found out 1200 empty beds in the Homestead detention center costs us $720k/day. Why are we bankrolling the pockets of a private company for running an empty facility? The American people deserve answers

CNN's @ChrisCuomo: "Did you ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?"@RudyGiuliani: "Of course I did" President Trump's attorney says he had spoken with a Ukrainian official about Joe Biden's possible role in that government's dismissal of a prosecutor who investigated Biden's son

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg met with Trump during D.C. trip

Lawyers for Andrew McCabe have asserted that the D.C. U.S. attorney’s office is refusing to say whether a grand jury declined to indict McCabe and complained of inappropriate media leaks they claimed could only have come from the Justice Department.

McConnell changes position and backs $250 million for election security

Oh, and Trump's attorneys suck so profoundly that they inadvertently disclosed that the case is criminal - and the conflate a president's business with the president himself.

"When we fight, we win." Trump Administration ends its effort to force kids receiving life-saving medical care to stop treatment and get out of the country. USCIS will reinstate the policy. Statement from Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Whistleblower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump: The complaint goes beyond a commitment that President Trump was said to have made to a world leader.

Tillerson says Trump had to be told he'd "been played" on occasions when Netanyahu used "misinformation" to persuade U.S.

Breaking via NYT: A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump was related to a series of actions that goes beyond any single discussion with a foreign leader, according to interviews.

The House Intelligence Committee has released letters related to the whistleblower complaint. Inspector General's letter to HPSCI: Inspector General's follow up: @RepAdamSchiff's letter to Acting DNI:

NYT: "Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump"

House comm chairs say will scrutinise July 25 call btw Trump & Zelensky during which Trump allegedly told Z to reopen Biden investigation

2,000 Russian troops training with new tanks along border to Norway

Trump appointee Darrell Issa’s confirmation hearing held up because he couldn’t pass the background check: report

Nothing screams GUILTY like trying to sue a prosecutor.

NEW: The court has released several new filings in Trump's lawsuit against Manhattan D.A. Vance, including the proposed injunction and Vance's subpoenas.

What is Bill Barr doing in the whistle-blower story? The law, as I understand it, doesn’t say that the AG should be consulted beforeDNI turns the information over to congress.

From @PamelaBrownCNN @evanperez @Kevinliptakcnn and @mkraju: WH & Justice Dept have advised nation's top intel agency that the whistleblower's complaint is outside intelligence activities as covered by laws governing intel whistleblowers, per 3 sources familiar with the matter

Thread: SCHIFF: “We are exploring with the House General Counsel what our options are.” He says if they go to court, he’s hopeful they’ll get quick action because judge will see the urgency of the matter.

SCHIFF: “We do not have the complaint. We do not know whether the press reports are accurate or inaccurate.”
MORE SCHIFF: DOJ is not sharing opinion about why it recommended withholding the whistleblower complaint. But he says it means entire whistleblower framework is jeopardized.
SCHIFF: “There is no privilege that covers whether the White House is involved in trying to stifle a whistleblower complaint.”
SCHIFF: The IG is trying to follow the law and is not being authorized by DNI and DOJ to share complaint with Congress. “Someone is trying to manipulate the system” to keep complaint from Congress.