Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Before you go to bed tonight, think about the fact that the Attorney General of the United States blatantly lied to the American people on multiple occasions about the conclusions of the most important investigation into a President in modern history.


Whoa, Special Counsel Robert Mueller says that Attorney General Bill Barr mischaracterized his report. Is this why @TheJusticeDept Barr is afraid of testifying before the @HouseJudiciary Committee this Thursday?


U.S. attorney general recuses self from T-Mobile, Sprint merger probe


Bill Barr’s Not Your Average Trump Stooge. He’s 100 Times Worse. Will Democrats Do Anything About It?


Now we know why Mueller wasn’t on stage with Barr at the press conference.


BREAKING: Mueller called out A.G. Barr for misleading report: Mueller told the attorney general that the depiction of his findings failed to capture ‘context, nature, and substance’ of probe.


BREAKING: At @realdonaldtrump's golf course in Westchester, NY, undocumented workers say Trump Org. managers exploited them by making them work extra hours without pay.


Trump emoluments case can proceed, judge says, providing potential access to information about Trump's private business deals


BREAKING: Two dead, four injured after shooting on UNC Charlotte campus, officials say.


JUST IN: Oklahoma Supreme Court rules restricting access to drug-induced abortions is unconstitutional


The Labor Department said Monday that gig workers, like drivers for Uber and Lyft, were contractors, not employees


"We came to this meeting with an understanding that there is great need in our country for rebuilding our infrastructure," Pelosi said after meeting with Trump. "We agreed to meet again to talk about how it would be paid for."


US opposes giving Roger Stone a full copy of Mueller report


Secret Scheer Strategy Session Included Oil Execs and Trump Official Connected to the Koch Brothers


"The ability of our political-media elite in Washington to bury spy stories which they don’t want discussed remains impressive, even in the age of the internet and social media."


NEW -> Trump's campaign manager gave a paid speech in Romania last month. "You would certainly think that a campaign manager would not take money from foreign nationals in this political environment," one ethics expert tells me.


Across the Midwest, growing numbers of grain farmers are choosing to shed their machinery and find renters for their land, all to stem the financial strain on their families, a dozen leading farm-equipment auction houses told Reuters.


America is under attack by white supremacists acting like ISIS


Is there any demand from an Arab dictator that Trump won't go along with?


Baby nurses are fed up with Trump’s bogus abortion rants, calling them "bizarre, dangerous, and insulting"


Donald Trump currently has


The BERN app was so poorly designed that for a couple hours today the personal voter IDs of 150m+ Americans was available freely and easily, in violation of laws in all 50 states and fed privacy statutes, and it was entirely the doing of the Sanders campaign. Think about that.


Biden says Congress will have "no alternative" but to impeach Trump if he blocks its investigations


What Is Vladimir Putin Afraid Of?


NEW: "The foundation of Mueller’s reluctance to indict is rotten to the core. Robert Mueller Was Wrong. President Trump Can Be Indicted" - Martin London writing in TIME Magazine


Yikes, Trump's Federal Reserve pick Stephen Moore enthusiastically supports child labor & having 11- and 12-year-olds work. “I’m a radical on this,” Moore said. “I’d get rid of a lot of these child labor laws. I want people starting to work at 11, 12.”


A majority of seniors now say they definitely won't back Trump in 2020


Lindsey Graham on removing Bill Clinton from office: “You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic if this body determines your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds in your role.”


Hmm. ICYMI check out huge legal settlement Fox paid to former assistant to Trump Campaign’s newly-named Senior Adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle


Two sixth graders arrested in plot to shoot up elementary school


Trump supporter Matthew Haviland: “I will kill every Democrat in the world so we never more have to have our babies brutally murdered by you absolute terrorists.”


If you own a home, you’re already paying a wealth tax—it’s called a property tax. I just want the ultra-rich to pay a wealth tax on the diamonds, the yachts, and the Rembrandts too.


Remember when Republicans thought it was okay for a sex crimes prosecutor to question Christine Blasey Ford? Double standard much, Billy Boy?


"Trump's conduct is such that it will force people to consider impeachment, no matter how politically difficult," said Rep. Steve Cohen. "His conduct is so opprobrious that it's hard for people to eventually not see that he's trampled on the Constitution."


Mayor Pete Buttigieg was accused on Sunday of sexually assaulting a young man. A GOP source told The Daily Beast that Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman approached him earlier to make similar and untrue accusations—and the source had audio to prove it


Asked about President Trump, Joe Biden tells @RobinRoberts on @GMA there's a "godawful deliberate division that's being taken ... separating people in order to aggrandize his own power"


Exclusive: Blackwater founder’s latest sales pitch is mercenaries for Venezuela - Erik Prince has been pushing a plan to deploy a private army to help topple Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicholas Maduro,


#BREAKING: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he has begun the "final phase" of his plan to oust President Nicolas Maduro and has support from "brave soldiers;" information minister says government is confronting a small "coup attempt" led by military "traitors."


Local Idaho GOP urges US to let in Austrian neo-Nazi leader who was in contact with the mass killer in the New Zealand mosque attacks. Why let him in? The neo-Nazi's girlfriend, a far-right YouTube pundit, wants to marry him there.


These Ads Think They Know You


Silly MAGATS travel all the way to China to prove they know nothing about history or facts. The Tatars, Mongols and Manchus all easily penetrated the great wall of China.


Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh: "The stock market is roaring. But, you don't feel it. There was a $2 trillion tax cut last year, did you feel it? Did you get anything from it? Of course not. Of course not. All of it went to folks at the top."


Nadler: "It certainly builds a case that the admin and the president is engaged in wholesale obstruction of Congress ... Trying to make the presidency not responsive to Congress, trying to make the presidency into a monarchy, it’s absolutely unacceptable."


Iran to keep exporting crude oil despite U.S. pressure: Iran president


Judge blocks Trump abortion rule, calling it "madness" “...it prevents doctors from behaving like professionals. It prevents counselors from providing comprehensive counseling. It prevents low-income women from making an informed, independent decision.


Donald Trump to NCAA women's championship team: 'such beautiful arms, great definition"


No racism issues with this administration???


Massachusetts district attorneys and public defenders filed a lawsuit Monday to stop ICE from patrolling state courthouses, alleging that the agency's policy has undermined their work.


Iranian official tells Fox: John Bolton, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE want to "lure" Trump into conflict with Iran


Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s New Company Is Operating In Iraq, since last


“The trouble for Bolton is, Trump does not want war. He does not want to launch military operations. To get the job, Bolton had to cut his balls off and put them on Trump’s desk.”


The situation vis-ร -vis the president being a pathological liar is only getting worse


Nancy Pelosi on her upcoming meeting with Trump: "I hope he has learned his lesson."


Sarah Sanders on upcoming Trump-Pelosi-Schumer meeting: "I think it is a big step that both sides who have frankly had a lot of hostility towards one and another over the last couple months are sitting down at the table and discussing an issue that has to be addressed."


Federal law enforcement thwarted an alleged terror plot involving several targets in the Los Angeles area, a federal official says


Just in: Mueller wins again with appeals court ruling against Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller.


Lawrence's Last Word: murder comes to a synagogue again


Attorney General Barr threatens skip House hearing Thursday


ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have reappeared in new video for the first time in 5 years


Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin’s Lawyers Want To Ditch Him In High-Profile Harassment Case


"And after we've 'called out' white supremacy, we'll praise Gen. Robert E. Lee so all the white supremacists will know we were kidding."


Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller Are About to Throw Down. Do We Have to Pick a Side?


Activist women look to consolidate power for 2020 election


New investigation adds to mounting problems plaguing NRA


Fishermen off Norway were astonished last week when they spotted a beluga whale wearing a harness, complete with mounts for a camera. Marine experts believe the whale was trained by the Russian military


The president is casually accusing his political opponents of crimes and we're completely numb to it. Not even a blip on the news radar. Authoritarianism is becoming normalized.


Stung by Trump’s Trade Wars, Wisconsin’s Milk Farmers Face Extinction


"We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations and will abide by a court order regarding such investigations," a spokeswoman for Deutsche Bank, told NBC


Stephen Moore wants the media to pay less attention to his idiotic comments about gender and more attention to his idiotic comments about the economy. Sure thing, bro. Happy to help out.



Great, the Russian Mafia is beginning to take over Kentucky. Remember that Kentucky is in deep financial trouble these days with the worst funded pension system that is all but broke. The credit rating is reduced on a regular basis because of this. KY is prime for the picking.


Breaking: @realDonaldTrump sues @DeutscheBank, trying to invalidate congressional subpoenas for records about its lending to him.


NEW: Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been trying to recruit young men to falsely claim they were sexually assaulted by Pete Buttigieg. One recorded their convo and gave us the audio.


Democratic primary hits full stride, more sign Indivisible Pledge


Trial by Fire: Donald J. Trump vs. Democracy


NEW in the courts: Trump team sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to keep them from turning over financial records to Congress


Inbox: The Trump campaign names as a senior adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has been serving as vice chair of the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action and is dating Don Jr.


Trump’s lack of cooperation with Congress intensifies impeachment push in House


No jail time for NY school bus driver who admitted to raping 14-year-old girl. The judge says the 26-year-old has no prior arrests and there was one victim, so the sentence was appropriate.


Mitch McConnell signs shirt joking about Merrick Garland’s death


Big if confirmed: per Arabi21 Erik Prince's Frontier Services Group secretly sent fighters from Iraq's Kurdish region to Libya to fight alongside Haftar. Prince has said in past majority Chinese govt owned FSG does logistics & security - not armed fighting


Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu says if Attorney General Bill Barr doesn't appear before the House Judiciary Committee, "then we're going to enforce a subpoena and we're going to hold him in contempt"


EXCLUSIVE: Far-right smear merchants Jacob Wohl and Jark Berkman gin up bogus sex assault claims against Pete Buttigieg


Dexter Filkins quotes a former aide to John Bolton: "I wonder how he goes into work every day, because deep in his heart he believes the President is a moron.”


Barr excuses threaten to derail scheduled House Judiciary hearing


Monday, April 29, 2019

Statement from AG Bill Barr on Rosenstein's resignation: "Rod has been an invaluable partner to me during my return to the Department, and I have relied heavily on his leadership and judgment over the past several months."


Here is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's resignation letter to Trump today — he'll officially leave on May 11. "We keep the faith, we follow the rules, and we always put America first."


Scooplet: Rod Rosenstein has submitted his resignation letter to President Trump, ending a tumultuous two years as the Justice Department’s No. 2 official


Joe Biden concludes his rally kicking off his 2020 campaign: "We Democrats, and we independents...have to choose hope over fear, unity over division—and maybe most importantly, truth over lies."


JUST IN: 55% of Americans say they definitely would not consider voting for Pres. Trump in 2020, new @ABC News/WaPo poll finds.


BREAKING: NY AG responds to Trump: "Attorney General Letitia James is focused on enforcing the rule of law. In any case we pursue, we will follow the facts wherever they may lead. We wish the President would share our respect for the law."


Jerry Nadler: "If the attorney general is afraid to subject (himself) to questions where you can follow up, that may indicate lack of confidence in his own position ... It's not up to the attorney general to tell the committee how to conduct its business."


Lindsey Graham on removing Bill Clinton from office: “You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic if this body determines your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds in your role.”

ICYMI

It is really mind-blowing to watch a TV anchor try to "wrap" the President of the United States. "Thank you so much," she says. He keeps talking. "Yeah," she says, trying to interrupt. "Mr. Pres--" "I know you have a busy day..."


Treasury wants to hire Monica Crowley. Her last boss was an oligarch probed by Mueller.


"Mitch McConnell is not invincible"


President's agenda today


Since when do witnesses get to dictate who questions them & how? I’m sure Sec’y of State Hillary Clinton would have loved this deal ahead of her 11 hours of testimony on Benghazi.


Joe Biden: Donald Trump is "the only president who has decided not to represent the whole country. The president has his base. We need a president who works for all Americans."


President Trump: "Now, we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities. Thank you very much. They're not too happy about it. I'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea."


How Jared Kushner sought advice from a "pro-Kremlin" Russian


What oil at $100 a barrel would mean for the world economy


Trump uses social media as a weapon to control the news cycle. It works like a charm. His tweets are tactical rather than substantive. They mostly fall into one of these four categories.


If Mueller Report Was 'Tip Of The Iceberg,' What More Is Lurking Unseen?


John Bolton confirms that the U.S. signed an agreement pledging to pay the $2 million that North Korea demanded for Otto Warmbier’s care. He notes it occurred before he joined the administration and makes clear he was unaware about this until it was reported. Adds it wasn’t paid.


If you live in New Mexico, New Hampshire, Nevada and Colorado, be prepared for tidal waves of pro-Trump Russian propaganda in your social media. I'm deadly serious. Be careful what you share


Oh snowflake, I’m so sorry you don’t feel safe when you parade your desire to celebrate white supremacy, bring back coal, deny global warming, and take control of women’s bodies. That must be HARD for you.


Oh, I will. — Gov. Bill Weld


House Judiciary Dem calls for Trump to testify under oath


Most people don't realize this: not only can incarcerated people not vote, but their population counts towards the (conservative) towns where they are incarcerated when drawing/allocating districts. White people literally amplify their voting power by incarcerating Black people.


Trump’s Tariffs End or His Trade Deal Dies By ⁦@ChuckGrassley⁩


Analysis | The exoneration that wasn’t: A majority of Americans think Mueller didn’t clear Trump


Amid the ouster of Lt. Col. Oliver North and a New York Attorney General investigation, NRA members say the organization has lost focus on its original mission


Fmr. Pres. Barack Obama: "Fear induces closed-mindedness.... Leaders who feed fear typically are also ones who avoid facts."


Officials: Russian firm used in Maryland election systems

ICYMI

First they came for plastic bags. Coffee cups are next


“The witness is not going to tell the committee how to conduct its hearing, period,” Jerry Nadler said


Perspective: Trump isn’t just defying Congress. He’s rejecting the whole idea of oversight


Barr, we’re told, is objecting to Nadler plan to allow for a round (after members question) of 30 minutes for each side, allowing committee counsels to question. And he is opposed to move to closed session to discuss the unredacted report.


At a rally in Wisconsin, President Trump peddled a false claim that mothers and doctors have the option to "execute" babies


"an inaccurate refrain"?? the cowardice of the NYT can be shocking


Conservative torches 'lawless' attorney general for being 'too chicken' to testify to Congress


Hillary Clinton reads the Mueller Report section in which President Trump says, “I’m f**ked!”


House Judiciary Chairman Nadler, asked if Trump’s decision to fight subpoenas changes his view on impeachment, says: “No it doesn't change my opinion, but it does give us more grounds for impeachment. Article 3 of the Nixon impeachment was refusing congressional subpoenas.”


Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale says the campaign believes New Mexico, New Hampshire, Nevada and Colorado could be flipped to Trump in 2020


Barr’s got his Nads caught in Nadler’s screen door. A real lawyer will disassemble him in 20 minutes


GOP 2020 slogan - “I Don’t Care!”


Barr's position that he won't allow a professional cross-examination is proof for me that he intends to commit perjury and want's to have a chance to get away with it.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sally Yates: "I've personally prosecuted obstruction cases on far, far less evidence than this." "If he were not the president of the united states, he would likely be indicted on obstruction."


Wow -- John Bolton confirms US govt signed doc pledging to pay North Korea millions for Otto Warmbier's medical expenses, but says they never paid. "So we signed a document fully intending not to honor it?" Chris Wallace asks. "I don't know the circumstances," Bolton replies.


Judiciary member Cedric Richmond said Dems should consider starting impeachment proceedings against Trump. He also called for Trump to testify under oath: "We will have to hear from t


Nadler just now on Barr. “The witness is not going to tell the committee how to conduct its hearing, period.” Asked what he will do if Barr doesn’t relent, Nadler warns: “Then we will have to subpoena him, and we will have to use whatever means we can to enforce the subpoena.”


"I am completely and utterly perplexed by those who argue that perjury and obstruction of justice are not high crimes and misdemeanors." - Senator Mitch McConnell


State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0


So far, Corey Lewandowski has escaped Trump’s wrath, unlike others in the president’s orbit who supplied Mueller with damaging information


"It’s clear, then, that from the White House and its allies on the Supreme Court down to individual state lawmakers, conservative Republicans have decided that their agenda cannot survive fair competition on equal ground."


Today's killer said one of the reasons he hated Jews was "for their role in cultural Marxism". Every shameless hack who has used that term in earnest should retire in shame


Barr, we’re told, is objecting to Nadler plan to allow for a round (after members question) of 30 minutes for each side, allowing committee counsels to question. And he is opposed to move to closed session to discuss the unredacted report.


"Congress has the power—by statute & through the Constitution—to demand Trump's tax returns. Courts should promptly reject Trump's suit and Trump should produce his returns. Trump may disagree ... but it's the law, and presidents must comply with the law."


NEW: Barr has warned Dems on House Judiciary he won’t show up to this week's highly anticipated hearing if they stick to the format Nadler has proposed for the questioning, according to a committee source.


With nearly half of young Russians having never heard of the mass political repressions carried out by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, a Moscow museum has produced a graphic novel aimed at sharing stories from some of Russia's darkest times.


YESTERDAY: President Donald Trump spends the morning golfing with Japan's President Shinzo Abe at the Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia