Monday, February 18, 2019

“A crime may have been committed. The president may have been engaged in obstruction of justice.” In this clip, former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe explains why he opened investigations into President Trump

Andrew McCabe - Full Interview

Alec Baldwin suggests Trump's latest attack on 'SNL' could be 'a threat to my safety'

"State Actor" got into the servers of all 3 major Australian political party's. Attack appears to have originated from China, although the Aust Govt isn't confirming. The GOP should take note. Ru probably hacked them too

Western suffering serves as an endless source of pleasure and amusement for the Kremlin. For the same reason, the Russian state media loves to poke fun at us by boasting about their successful election meddling

Stop watching so much tv!

McCabe on Rod mentioning wire: He said, "I never get searched when I go into the White House. I could easily wear a recording device. They wouldn't know it was there." Now, he was not joking. He was absolutely serious. And in fact, he brought it up in the next meeting we had.

Grandpa Ranty on a tear

“I was speaking to the man who had just "won" the election for the presidency & who might've done so with the aid of the government of Russia” —Andrew McCabe, former FBI acting director

In case you missed McCabe on 60 Minutes, here’s the full transcript:

ANDREW MCCABE: I believe I was fired because I opened a case against the President of the United States.

Trump circulates Limbaugh quote calling for Mueller investigators to "be in jail"

he has to know McCabe is a witness. Is Trump stupid or something...

“I don’t care. I believe Putin,” Pres Trump allegedly said, rejecting U.S. intelligence regarding North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile capability. McCabe says he heard this from an FBI official who was at the meeting with POTUS.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

You have to go back to the original Australian court case where it is referenced. Due to NatSec considerations, the transcript of his trial wasn't released until 2011, after he started his Wikileaks f*ckery . Assange was deep into the hacking world from a very young age.

Assange is no journo. In 1989 JAss hacked into NASA's computers just as the space shuttle was about to launch. The next 2yrs he hacked the Pentagon, Canadian & Australian telcos, the ANU & US Naval Warfare Centre

Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show the state’s former Republican governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned by the family of President Trump

Perspective | "I’m scared": He is 76, a veteran and struggling to find an affordable apartment

More than half of #Russia|ns don't consider their leaders to be very honest.

Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says

Combative performance by Iran FM @JZarif at #MSC2019. Accuses US of “pathological obsession” with Iran. Invites US back to the nuclear agreement together with rest of the world.

It's been 32 hours since Trump said the eradication of ISIS's caliphate "will be announced over the next 24 hours."

Mike Pence: “I bring greetings from the 45th President Donald Trump”....pause ...and nobody claps

Democrats on ‘reassurance tour’ for European allies worried about Trump

Spoiler: Judge Bates, who was placed on the FISA court by Chief Justice Roberts, says there was no impropriety in connection with the Carter Page FISA warrant.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that a hasty U.S. pullout from Syria runs the risk of strengthening the roles of Russia and Iran in the Middle East.

A racist white woman brutally harassed & abused a Latino mother & son literally for their “crime” of existing. The Latino mother holds herself together w/such courage & love.

This natural gas guru who set the CIA straight on energy says Russia and the U.S. are fighting the wrong battles

Trump foreign policy under attack from all sides at European security conference

The Aurora gunman wasn’t legally allowed to own a gun, but he was able to exploit loopholes in federal and state laws that let him buy and keep one

Opinion: How much stolen money is Trump eyeing to build his wall?

Idiot Trump was nominated for the prize in 2017 and 2018, but the Nobel Committee determined that both nominations were “forged.” I’m guessing the Idiot is lying again.

Hundreds of chemical attacks linked to Syrian government, new research shows, mostly after Obama declared ‘red line’ in 2012

Ivanka Trump is the only person in audience who doesn’t applaud after Angela Merkel points out the absurdity of Trump claiming German cars are a national security threat

Several people killed after being held hostage for hours Officers responded to a call about a domestic dispute

German Chancellor Merkel received a standing ovation after a speech rejecting U.S. demands that European allies pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. Russia's foreign minister, a high-ranking Chinese official and Ivanka Trump pointedly stayed in their seats.

Trump Press Conference Cold Open - SNL

Washington state House committee passes bill to ban philosophical vaccine exemptions

"The declaration of a phony national emergency represents the biggest false flag in recent American political history," writes @therickwilson on Trump

Sen. Whitehouse: There's a 'Crisis of Credibility' at the U.S. Supreme Court

BREAKING scoop: Heather Nauert withdrawn from consideration for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Speaking to a security conference in Munich, Pence tells his audience he brings greetings from President Trump... and not a single person claps.

John Kerry on Mike Pence: “I’m ashamed that our vice president of the United States stood up here at a security conference and never even mentioned the word ‘climate change.’ ”

CNN and MSNBC will run anti-Nazi ad that Fox News rejected, filmmakers say

Fox News reportedly claims that an ad for the anti-Nazi movie is “not appropriate

Trump Yells at Reporter to Sit Down

Head of Russian spy agency accused of U.S. election hack, U.K. spy poisoning dies

Wow. #Denmark is using the power of the ocean as a renewable source of electricity. Wave power. We have solutions to the #climate crisis. We're just missing the political will to implement them

The search warrants referenced yesterday would also have covered American businesses and media that coordinated in the timing of the releases. I reported exclusively, way back in 2017, that Fox News and Sean Hannity were under FBI investigation for this.

Biden: “I’m very concerned about Russian interference in the United States of America. It’s real... unchecked, unchallenged.”

Omelette emergencies are the worst, amirite?!

Trump at risk of a ‘serious cardiovascular event’: Former Cheney cardiologist calls for independent investigation of president’s health

"Never again?" We say that, but don't believe it. Concentration camps in China are the latest incarnation of some old totalitarian ideas, and yet we are indifferent

As @VP rightly invoked America’s role as the leader of the free world at @MunSecConf , how does the embrace of autocrats in North Korea , Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt fit with that claim?

Three online video channels designed to appeal to millennials have collected tens of millions of views on Facebook since September. But the pages pushing the videos do not disclose that they are backed by the Russian government.

California to sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration.

While Russia wanted a sphere of influence, a zone of corruption will do for now

NEW: In Paul Manafort's EDVA case, Mueller's prosecutors are asking for a jail sentence of 235 to 293 months (approx 19-24 years) in prison, a fine range of $50,000 to $24+ million, restitution of $24+ million, and forfeiture in the amount of $4+ million.

The US government was working with sovereign Ukraine. US Army Europe had soldiers in Ukraine working with their Army. Manafort countered both those and sold out his country for money. I know this may sound harsh, but this isn’t enough.

Trump's border wall is facing its first legal challenge from a nonprofit after he declared a national emergency

Democrats call on Trump administration to delay Title X family planning rule, citing "serious concerns"

Two Trump attorneys accused of lying to federal ethics officials

Trump undermines emergency declaration as soon as he makes it

One year since Parkland, some Stoneman Douglas students still don't feel safe

The city where Brexit is being negotiated thrives on eavesdropping, gossip and subterfuge — and is crawling with Russian and Chinese spies

Trump issues signing statement on medical marijuana provision of funding bill

In declaring a national emergency at the Southwest border, President Donald Trump strung together a long list of false and misleading claims. Here's a recap of the statements he made on Friday

Manafort lies related to Mueller probe's 'undisputed core': judge

Manafort hid Russian intel-tied contacts, faces decades of prison

FMR Acting AG Matthew Whitaker has NOT left the building. He is serving as a senior counselor in the office of Associate AG. There is no associate AG or acting associate AG. Principal Deputy Associate AG Jesse Panuccio remains in his post. He had served as acting associate AG.

Saudi Arabia added to list of terrorism-financing "dirty money" countries as Trump continues to defend the Kingdom

Developments in three Mueller-related cases advance Trump scandal

UPDATE: At least five people are dead and five police officers are injured after a gunman opened fire at a factory in Aurora, Illinois, police and city officials confirmed.

The Cohen part of today's news: Rep. Cummings says it appears two of Donald Trump's attorneys lied to federal officials.

Thank you, CNN, for amplifying a woman endorsed by the KKK spouting literal Russian propaganda. Jeff Zucker is outdoing himself.

"This is a moment of extreme national cowardice ... A precedent has been established that all Americans, but conservative Americans in particular, will long regret." @NoahCRothman on Trump's national-emergency declaration

This arrest is absolutely shocking: “Russia detains prominent U.S. investor based in Moscow on fraud charges”

"Capitol Police officers physically shoved reporters away from senators heading to vote on the spending package, even when lawmakers were willingly engaging with the press."

JUST IN: Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Roger Stone with WikiLeaks

69-year-old "unrepentant crook" Paul Manafort looking at decades in prison

Paul Whelan’s family fears Trump administration letting him 'languish' in Russian prison

WATCH: President Trump claims Japanese prime minister nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

"Mr. KILIMNIK doesn't have to be in the government or even be an active spy to be a link" between the Kremlin & the TRUMP campaign, says Judge Amy Berman Jackson, adding the interactions between MANAFORT & KILIMNIK are "at the undisputed core" of MUELLER's probe.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Remember, Stone for some reason went to great lengths to conceal his communications with Corsi about contacting WikiLeaks during the campaign. He devised a false cover story pointing at Randy Credico to keep this a secret. Big question: why? What was Stone hiding?

U.S. investigators pursuing a long-running criminal investigation into WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange have dug into the website’s activities from recent disclosures and also going back years to 2010, per sources

“It now appears that President Trump’s other attorneys — at the White House and in private practice — may have provided false information about these payments to federal officials,” Cummings (D-Md.) wrote in a letter to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone.

So, recapping: Evidence in Stone’s case was discovered while looking at the Russians who were charged with interfering in our election. We also know Stone was directed by a senior campaign official to contact Wikileaks. Wikileaks = Russian Intelligence = Collusion Checkmate.

IMPORTANT: Gag order bans attorneys in ROGER STONE case from making any public statements on the case, but DOES NOT ban Roger Stone himself from doing so. He's only banned from making comments on the courthouse steps. He's free to keep talking about the case elsewhere.

NEW: Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with Wikileaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.

JUST IN: Trump inaugural committee subpoenaed by New Jersey attorney general: report

I ask all members of Congress — Democrat and Republican — to support this joint resolution to terminate President Trump’s unconstitutional national emergency declaration to build his border wall. It sets a dangerous precedent and steals congressional authority. Will you sign on?

Senate Panel Launches Bipartisan Probe Into Think Tank Linked To Butina, Torshin

The judge has gagged Roger Stone. Finally.

Ann Coulter fires back at Trump: "The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot"

New filing from Mueller's office says, in the Russian hacker case, investigators executed search warrants on accounts used to "facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release" and found interactions with Roger Stone and Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks

This is the filing I've been waiting for today. The SCO says evidence in Roger Stone's case was found in accounts that were searched for the GRU case, in which 11 Russian military officers were charged with a conspiracy to interfere in the election.

CBS cuts away from Trump emergency declaration for "The Price is Right"

Breaking from @WGNNews: Reports of an active shooter in Aurora, Ill. Story is developing

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was interviewed by Mueller

Retired general rips apart Trump's 'incoherent' emergency declaration: Military budgets aren’t his slush fund

I think he said it on purpose. GOP doesn’t want the precedent to stand. So, declare a national emergency, then sabotage the legal case to ensure it’s struck down. Donald gets his distraction + gets to claim he did everything he could to build the wall.

From the guy who leads the combat effort in the Middle East and generates most of the intelligence products that some in Washington don’t read: Top US general disagrees with Syria troop pullout.

Horrifying: The head of Belgium’s counter intelligence service has been arrested for spying for Russia. Based on what I’ve seen, this is the tip of the iceberg. Putin’s henchmen are probing for traitors and weakness all over the world.

Trump To Announce He Will Spend $8 Billion On Wall, Declare National Emergency

You stand for nothing. Absolutely nothing.

BREAKING: 11th Circuit rejects GOP effort to defend Florida's unconstitutional absentee ballot signature matching law. This law disenfranchises thousands of voters in Florida and elsewhere.

Russian authorities have detained an American citizen who runs the country’s largest independent private investment firm in an alarming signal to foreign investors that they are not safe to operate in Russia

He admits it's a #FakeTrumpEmergency. Hear him say it: "I *didn’t need* to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster."

It appears to be the beginning of the bitter end for Paul Manafort. The Special Counsel's Office is going to file its sentencing memo for his criminal case in Virginia TODAY. Stand by for a fast-moving Friday

Quite unfortunately, and dangerously, Kim Jong-un has schooled Mr. Trump in the “Art of the Dupe.”

“I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather to do it much faster.” —President @realDonaldTrump Mr. President, how can this possibly be an national emergency if you’re saying you don’t need to do it?

Patrick Leahy: "The President appears intent on stealing money ... for a national emergency that exists entirely in his head ... Let's not forever change the course of the separation of powers in our country simply because the President made a foolish promise he could not keep."

FCC: Nearly half of phone calls in 2019 will be spam

Obama “told me he was close to starting a big war with North Korea.” Lying about his communications with his predecessor about critical foreign policy issues is crossing another line.

Adam Schiff: Trump’s gutting of DHS elections-fraud task force is "deeply concerning"

"I didn't need to do this," Trump says of the national emergency. So is it an emergency?

Ever seen anyone coked to the gills? Because you're seeing someone who is talking just like a person coked out of their damn mind.

Hannity, Coulter, Limbaugh, and others of their ilk must be happy. They've finally got a chump they can push around.

McCabe tells CBS that Rosenstein’s suggestion of wearing a wire in meetings with the President was NOT sarcastic. He says it came up more than once and “it was so serious that he took it to the lawyers at the FBI to discuss it"

Ann Coulter: National emergency designed "for Trump to scam the stupidest people in his base"

‘What national emergency?’ Fox’s Chris Wallace drops statistics that wreck Trump's claims of a border crisis

Trump falsely claims Mexico has "almost 40,000 murders. 40,000." He initially tweeted the correct number, 33,341, then said "38,000," and now "40,000."

Happening now: Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale filming all day on the National Mall.

There’s no national emergency at the border. Unauthorized border crossings are at their lowest levels in decades, about one-third of their peak levels two decades ago. If there were an emergency, the president wouldn’t have waited two years to make this political decision.

Wonderful Concept Art For The Wall Trump'll Announce Today w Emergency Declaration from the great

Why are so many Trump judicial nominees refusing to endorse Brown v. Board of Education?

“If the Washington rumour mill has it right, [Trump] has plans in the works to send low-spending NATO members a bill for continued American protection.”

Trump forced Mitch McConnell to 'eat a manure sandwich' with his emergency declaration: Ex-GOP lawmaker

A federal judge has said that a Mississippi state senate district, which snakes 102 miles across the state, violates the federal Voting Rights Act. Plaintiffs argued that the district was gerrymandered to dilute African-American voting strength

When the next Democratic president grabs ‘emergency’ powers, blame Trump

Suspect charged with arson at "Pizzagate" restaurant after confrontation with police at Washington Monument

EXCLU: Maria Butina's boyfriend wrote in an email that she "manipulated" the FSB when arranging the NRA Russia trip

.@ScottPelley on what McCabe told @60Minutes: "There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment."

A Caution to Pentagon Officials Asked to Obligate “National Emergency” Funds

This is our national emergency. “I Remember the First Time I Saw a Teenager Die”

Twitter users give Donald Trump a civics lesson.

Here’s a photo we found of Senator Lindsey Graham & Alan Dershowitz with a billionaire who made his fortune off Russian oil. He gave Graham’s campaign & PAC $870,500. He also gave McConnell’s PAC $3.5M, Rubio’s PAC $1.5M & $1M to Trump’s inaug, which Mueller’s now investigating.

Portland, Oregon, official says report that a police commander exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city confirms collusion exists between some police and right-wing extremists.

Mitch McConnell is one of the weakest leaders in Senate history. He won’t confront an out of control president. He won’t engage with Senate democrats. He instead pitches his entire caucus against the far left ideology of two or three new members of the House of Representatives!

Trump asks Americans to abandon truth with daily, petty lies