Thursday, April 25, 2019

Good piece on how Fox News lied, distorted, twisted and manipulated to give a dishonest pro-Trump version of the Mueller report.


BREAKING: Trump’s Offshore Oil-Drilling Plan Sidelined Indefinitely


The FBI will meet with Sen. Rick Scott in the next few weeks to discuss Russia’s hack on at least one Florida county during the 2016 election


Maria Butina's sentencing is still on for tomorrow. The judge had asked the parties whether a delay was needed, given a fight over a DOJ filing from a former FBI official saying Butina was part of a Russian intel operation, but Butina's lawyers didn't want to push it back


The Mueller report doesn't cover the counterintelligence investigation: did Russia try to infiltrate the Trump camp? But a new filing in another case shows Moscow had a broad scheme to obtain influence within US political circles


Wow. @annafifield reports Trump agreed US would pay $2 million to North Korea for “medical care” of Otto Warmbier to win his release as he lay dying. Sounds like a ransom. But not clear if US actually paid; Trump doesn’t honor his debts.


North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier’s care


BRAD PARSCALE: "It's a joke. There was never any help from the Russians."


Pragmatic?! If Sanders really wanted to "make sure Trump doesn't get reelected" he'd drop out. His prattling about socialism is Trump's strongest 2020 lifeline.


Interesting @washingtonpost story on how US Chamber of Commerce is edging away from Trump-led GOP


Many expected Biden to pitch himself as an elder statesman. Instead, he’s announced himself with an incendiary video that focused on Charlottesville and portrayed Trump as a stain on American history who must be removed from power


Is Barr advocating this on his own or is he doing so at the request of the State Department (or POTUS)?? See, as a comparison, when @PreetBharara charged an Indian diplomat and kerfuffle between DOJ and State -- DOJ fought hard for prosecution (though State ultimately won out)


Barr is joining Russian spy Maria Butina in requesting she be sent home to Moscow without serving her sentence. Butina is a key witness in dozens of crimes, who claimed that she was the channel for Russia approving the American SECRETARY OF STATE.


And the simple son’s wife might be a racist


Oh, is Mr. Barr looking to check on the status of 1MDB for his supportive colleague John Ashcroft, foreign agent for Malaysia?


I will be interviewed by @seanhannity tonight at 9:00 PM on @FoxNews. Enjoy!


NEW: Facebook accused of violating Canadian privacy law. Country will take FB to court after the tech giant refuses to agree to regular privacy audits.


#FVEY just got a reprieve. Never should have been up for debate anyway


We've found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct across the country. Starting today, you can dig into their records. @USATODAY Network has obtained records from hundreds of agencies, and every state, so far. We're working to publish it all.


Democratic Party chief: “We are at war now. It is a cyber war” and President Trump is "compromised"


The White House was pushing peace in Libya a month ago. Now Trump's backing a warlord.


"He tricked the Russian people. He is obliged to observe the laws and respect us, but the factories are closed, the cows are dead and so why should I be gracious?" said the man fined $470 for calling Putin a vulgar form of the Russian word for dimwit.


Young Parkland voters’ ballots were rejected at much higher rate than state average in November, research finds


Tennessee’s Vengeful Lawmakers


Rep. Dan Kildee: "This isn't going to end well for the president. All of the information that he's trying to hide is going to come to light."


Jared Kushner Laments Loss Of Civility Caused By Mueller Investigation. If Only We Could Be More Like His Friend MBS!


'Fundamentally engaged in treachery’: Legal expert @tribelaw tells @Lawrence O'Donnell that Trump ‘has committed many crimes’


Analysis: Critics say the president is abusing his authority so badly that he could be impeached for actions that having nothing to do with Russia.


Trump has a 'crazy list' of 'shocking' policy ideas that he'll leak to distract from scandals: Omarosa


Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld: "If Donald Trump is an American patriot, he should resign from office."


Trump used the Office of The President to meet with Jack Dorsey so he could complain about losing followers on Twitter. Trump is the worlds oldest,most powerful, out of control stupid teenager.


#Barr is licensed with the DC Bar. The code of professional responsibility details conflicts, some of which are not waivable. Failure to follow the Code leads to disciplinary action. A governmental waiver is meaningless for the Code. Violations can be reported to the DC Bar.


#Russia's TASS: "Putin confident Russia to have no difficulty in joining world’s 5 most developed economies." May I remind you:


Are we understanding the Asymmetrical warfare method here? Russia and China are both using Facebook to shape the information battlespace


Lock him up in a cage with a bowl of gruel and a Mylar blanket.


Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Trump: "Ordering obstruction to save himself from the consequences of his own behavior is unlawful, defenseless and condemnable."


Russia attacked our democracy. Donald Trump and his campaign welcomed the help. The question now is: What are we going to do about it?


"After a wink at the dismembering of a journalist, not a whisper from the Trump administration when Saudi Arabia beheads 37 men in one day - even crucifying one two days after Easter,"


FBI investigating possible federal crime after car plows into pedestrians, killing 8 people


Mueller Report Wasn’t Going to End Trump. Impeachment Hearings Can—If Democrats Have the Stones to Do It


Top Justice Department Official Will Defy Congress


Opinion: Sorry, Mr. President. Congress has every right to investigate you.


Untitled


Hoy estoy anunciando mi candidatura para presidente de los Estados Unidos. Somos los Estados Unidos de America - y juntos no hay nada que no podamos hacer. Únete a nuestra campaña


Days after calling the pay of Disney's top executives "insane," the granddaughter of company co-founder Roy Disney is proposing the company put aside half of the bonuses its execs earn and distribute it to the bottom 10% of their 200,000 employees


Maria Butina had been hoping for a speedy deportation. But prosecutors want her to stay behind bars for doing damage they say can aid the Kremlin for "years to come"


“If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation,” Biden says, launching with logos in which he’s done both his first and last names as American flags:


How armed citizen militias roam the border — and legal gray areas — to detain migrants


On behalf of some of us in Tennessee, we appreciate the national attention Tommy. Between voter registration criminalization, vouchers, harboring child sex abusers, anti-LGBT, gun permit-loosening, abortion bans and more, this has been a wild legislative session.


Those 3 churches that were burned down by a racist raised $90,000. Hillary Clinton quietly donated enough to make it $2 million


Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans, @HillaryClinton writes in an op-ed. Here’s how to respond:


Bill Weld calls on Donald Trump to resign, calling him a ‘one-man crime wave’


get William P Barr disbarred‼️download DC Bar complaint form here


Deutsche Bank begins process of providing Trump financial records to New York's attorney general


Joe Biden is entering the 2020 field. Here's everything you need to know.


Gates told Mueller that Manafort ordered him to share polling data w/ Kilimnik that he could then pass along to Ukrainian oligarchs & #Deripaska. Gates periodically sent Kilimnik data via an encrypted-messaging app & then deleted the communications daily.


John McCain's family plans to support Joe Biden's White House bid, backing Biden not only in the primary race but also in a general election match-up with Trump, the Washington Examiner has learned


Let’s all drink a toast to the new king of lies, and the minions who help him while democracy dies, and our kids who’ll be taught that the wicked are wise because Potus was Jack from ‘Lord of The Flies’.


ahh, look who is spoiling President Trump's glory with a summit of his own....so much winning coming from our White House


Trump and his loyal henchmen like Franklin Graham are going to throw as many pointless distractions at you as possible from now until whenever Trump leaves office. Yes, Trump surrounds himself with terrible people. We know. Want to get him out? Ignore these provocative stunts.


President Trump, constitutional menace


Perspective: Why far-right populists are at war with history


The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy...everything that has made America -- America --is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States


"President Trump’s chief of staff told her not to bring it up in front of the president" - In Push for 2020 Election Security, Top Official Was Warned: Don’t Tell Trump


Rep. Ro Khanna: "Bob Mueller concluded that the Russian interference was sweeping and systematic -- this was far more than Facebook ads."


Sounds like a fun time at Kim-Jong-un & Putin's summit. State TV says that after Russian folk songs, sounds of opera music are now coming from meeting room. "We saw how they were bringing champagne into the hall earlier, at least four bottles"


Champagne celebration of their success in kneecapping USA w Trump.


Scaring us


This is a country we give billions to every year and they are still a medieval culture. And they hate us too


The "master manipulator" behind Watergate slams Trump for failing to understand how impeachment works.


"If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court," #MoronPresident tweeted, seeming to not grasp how impeachment actually works.


The 'Trump Baby' blimp will fly again during President Trump's first official state visit to the UK in June


NEW: South Carolina has flouted national standards to stack its judicial ethics commission with the same judges who it’s supposed to be evaluating.


Anderson Cooper cracks that Trump has moved into "1600 Sesame Street."


Militias and other vigilante groups chasing immigrants on the southern border are able to broadcast their activities and gain new supporters thanks to Facebook’s live video feature. So far, the social media giant hasn’t done anything about it


A Kremlin-linked company got involved in quelling protests in Sudan, documents show. Its plan: Fake news and public executions


Scoop: Trump indicated in phone call with Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar last wk that US supported an assault on Tripoli to depose its UN-backed govt. In a separate call, Bolton also left Haftar with impression of US green light, sources tell me,


From his home-state Editorial Board: “McConnell should explain why he blocked a bipartisan denunciation of Russian interference in our election before voters went to the polls.”


Mueller's report didn't cover the counterintelligence side of the Trump-Russia scandal. But new filings in the Maria Butina case detail a secret Moscow influence scheme possibly related to all those Trump-Russia contacts


People don't withhold flattering information. Why is the @POTUS so desperate to keep his tax returns hidden?


Students protest Jeff Sessions’ talk by walking out of Johnson Chapel and leaving nearly half the chapel empty. Video courtesy of Alex Liu ’19


Analysis: Critics say the president is abusing his authority so badly that he could be impeached for actions that having nothing to do with Russia


“The country needs a check against a bad-behaving or lawbreaking president. But the Constitution already provides that check. If the president does something dastardly, the impeachment process is available.” — Justice Brett Kavanaugh, 2009


Abigail Disney: "It is time to call out the men and women who lead us and to draw a line in the sand about how low we are prepared to let hard-working people sink while top management takes home ever-more-outrageous sums of money."


QAnon-Loving Border Militia Is Run by Ex-Con Who Says He Talks to Trump


Saudi Arabia has executed 37 men, including one who was crucified, after being convicted of terror-related crimes, the kingdom's official news agency says


Executions in Saudi Arabia are usually carried out by beheading. One of the 37 men executed by the Kingdom yesterday was crucified.


Abdulkareem al-Hawaj was a juvenile at age 16 when they arrested him. He was killed today by the Saudis. His crime: apparently he "confessed" to being near a protest.


US-bound student among 37 beheaded in Saudi Arabia


‘No collusion’? I managed Russia operations at the CIA. Read between the lines


No, the DNC didn’t 'rig' the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton


Adding a citizenship question to the Census would undoubtedly lead Latino and other residents to avoid responding. The resulting count would be inaccurate, unfair, and unrepresentative—a failure of democracy with real consequences for states and communities.


Sorry, Mr. President. Congress has every right to investigate you.


“Trump is willing to make common cause with criminals and leverage illicit activity for personal gain — the man has had well-documented dealings with the Mafia”


Tulsi Gabbard: “there are a lot of bad people in the world...” audience member: “You’re one of them!”


“I get calls from people all over the world — world leaders are calling me — and they’re almost begging me to do this, to save the country, save the world,” Biden told a group of top donors and supporters


Republican who worked to impeach Nixon challenging Trump for the presidency.

ICYMI

United Constitutional Patriots leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins attacked in New Mexico jail


Opinion: Stephen Moore’s economic policies aren’t the only reason he’s wrong for the Fed


Trump has offered no proof of crimes by people who investigated him; 2) Trump can ask all he wants, but the Supreme Court doesn't hear challenges to impeachment, a political process; 3) "High crimes and misdemeanors" don't have to be actual criminal offenses.


From Star editor @EdTubb, here's the updated chart of Trump's false claims by week:


Germany, Poland halt oil imports via Russian pipeline over quality concerns


Advocate Margot Kushel: San Francisco is "ground-zero" for affordable housing crisis in US


The Trump admin is set to propose new rules that would roll back health care protections for transgender people, making it easier for doctors, hospitals and insurance companies to deny them coverage by invoking religious reasons, WaPo reports.


I asked WikiLeaks and Fox News if they planned to correct the record, retract old statements, or apologize after the Mueller Report debunked the Seth Rich conspiracy theories. Their reply: Silence.


Remarkable scoop. CNN has just obtained documents that show that the owner of the Russian troll factory was actively trying to prop up Sudanese dictator with disinformation and decisive social media. These guys are everywhere, not just the US.


"The Supreme Court Has No Role in Impeachment," the latest from Quinta Jurecic:


Trump obstruction is ‘disrespecting American public’


.@hasanminhaj called out Jared Kushner to his face for his relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the #TIME100 Gala


WATCH: On election interference, @selectedwisdom says "Part of the reason the Russians haven't stopped since 2016 is because there's been nothing put in place to stop them since 2016."


“It’s a very simple, unexciting story… I’m serious… I was working on a big profile story… about a person in the president’s orbit… reached out for the White House for comment… the president decided to return my call”


Justice Kennedy

Twitter Will Let Users Report Tweets That Mislead Voters


President Trump on Wednesday said his administration will challenge “all the subpoenas” sent his way by congressional Democrats


Florida lawmakers advance measure requiring people to repay financial obligations ordered by a judge entirely before they can vote again


Trump thinks justices he appointed can overturn impeachment


Lawrence's Last Word: more video of Republican hypocrisy on impeachment


Swalwell raises an important point. This entire Trump-Russia story began because Trump has been oddly obeisant to Vladmir Putin, while desperately lying about his ties/contacts/actions to/re Russia. Democrats should pay for air time to replay the entire Helsinki Summit, often.


Vladimir Putin has offered Russian citizenship to residents of areas in eastern Ukraine which are held by Russian-backed separatists


Florida House passes controversial bill forcing felons to pay before voting


Gates told Mueller that Manafort ordered him to share polling data w/ Kilimnik that he could then pass along to Ukrainian oligarchs & #Deripaska. Gates periodically sent Kilimnik data via an encrypted-messaging app & then deleted the communications daily.


Rep. Ro Khanna: "I think the President and the White House need a civics lesson. We have separation of powers for a reason."


More stonewalling: The White House will refuse to allow Stephen Miller to testify before the House Oversight Committee about Trump's immigration policies, according to a letter obtained by WaPo


White House orders officials to defy congressional subpoenas


Fmr. Nixon Attorney: Trump's criticism of Don McGahn 'risky'


A Trump supporter from Rhode Island allegedly threatened to kill and eat a college professor and “eradicate” Democrats, according to federal officials


President Trump: "So you have no collusion, no obstruction. Now we're finished with it and I thought after 2 years, we'd be finished with it. No! Now the House goes and starts subpoenaing. They want to know every deal I've ever done."


This is a poll tax.


Former CIA officer Kevin Mallory, who shared secret defense docs with Chinese spies, will continue to await his sentencing. It was set for this Fri., now rescheduled to May 17. This is the second time sentencing delayed. Gov't still recommending life.


Here’s Trump’s public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don’t include all of a president’s activities.)


Trump's Republican Opponent Says The President Would Resign If He Was A Patriot


With regard to Mariia Butina, the deportation order says she shall be deported after her sentencing, not after her sentence is served. Trump and Barr are going to let a Russian spy board a private jet to Moscow where she’ll be sipping champagne and eating caviar within 48 hours.


Example of a Russian bot. Make sure you educate friends & family so they can be on the lookout. If it sounds like something Putin wants you to believe, maybe do a little research before you buy in


Georgian-American businessman accuses Mueller of sensationalizing his texts with Michael Cohen


Trump's scramble to block congressional investigations


She the People holds first ever presidential forum


Robert Mueller's report documents a serious crime against the American people. All Americans should demand action and accountability


Bernie Sanders heckled at presidential forum for women


NEW: The White House has informed the House Oversight Committee that Stephen Miller will not testify before the panel about his role in President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies, according to a letter obtained by CNN.


Trump is returning to the United Kingdom. So is the big fat orange diaper-wearing baby blimp, WaPo reports


Every time Trump attacks Mueller, fights a witness subpoena or fails to acknowledge Russian interference, he aids his Russian pals that helped him get elected. He continues to collude with Russia after the fact and obstructs justice in the process.


Franklin Graham calls for Pete Buttigieg to repent for being gay


‘If this is the new normal, I want no part of it’: Citing Trump, Iowa’s longest-serving Republican leaves party


‘He knew that I would be an easy target’: Ex-Chris Christie aide blames him for Bridgegate scandal