Thursday, July 18, 2019

All hell breaks loose in the House over whether to condemn Trump’s racist tweets. Full piece:


Trump’s racist screed against Omar was scripted and came off the teleprompter: CNN’s Camerota

Premeditated 

During his prior criminal investigation, Jeffrey Epstein went through lawyers like water. That’s one tactic he used to wear down prosecutors, who practically had to start the negotiations from scratch each time a new lawyer entered the picture.


Leaked documents show Jeffrey Epstein kept funds offshore. Can the money even be tracked?


Prosecutions for child sex trafficking plummet under Trump: Maybe it’s a coincidence?


Here is some of the 1992 "A Closer Look" interview with Donald Trump in which he tells the story of abruptly kissing the show's married host on the mouth. The Mar-a-Lago video surfaced by MSNBC earlier today was shot in connection with this interview. pic.twitter.com/5YQgnWhXYy


Virginia church hangs 'America: Love it or Leave It' sign after Trump attacks on minority congresswomen


PR Sec. Of Public Safety insists police reacted to protestors attacking police. When I showed him the video I took in which a police officer attempts to pull in a protestor before anything is thrown, he promised to investigate my video. He never asked for a full copy. Video:


BREAKING: Leaked Documents raise the suspicions that Jeffrey Epstein's wealth is spread in offshore accounts around the world.


No other U.S. president has lost so many Cabinet members in his first term to ethics issues


“IT’S GOING TO BE STAGGERING, THE AMOUNT OF NAMES”: AS THE JEFFREY EPSTEIN CASE GROWS MORE GROTESQUE, MANHATTAN AND DC BRACE FOR IMPACT


Trumpism is a cult


Contrary to @LindseyGrahamSC, there is no evidence that Trump’s targets are communists or that they hate America or even Israel. But there is ample evidence that the GOP has suffered a complete moral and intellectual collapse.


Two Republican senators emerge as opponents to 9/11 victims bill Everyone is calling out Rand Paul but make sure to include Mike Lee


I challenge every Republican to watch @realDonaldTrump’s rally last night, complete with chants of “Send her back”, and ask if that is the Party of Lincoln and Reagan we signed up for. We are in a fight for the soul of the GOP, and silence is not an option.


For the umpteenth time, the base was *not enough* to win 2016 for him. The key voters were those who disliked Trump AND Clinton and broke for Trump. In Michigan, for example, 20% of voters disliked both candidates; Trump won them by 21 points


On Ivanka Trump’s silence:


This is a strange problem. Ppl earning 6 figures are living in RV’s due to no available housing in NorCal. Supply/demand says that will problem will trickle down to lower income families via unaffordable housing. Why isn’t housing supply increasing to meet (considerable) demand?


Just imagine being the guy holding out his conspiracy-labeled baby like some kind of offering to POTUS and not understanding that in historical footage -- and even now in Europe -- you're the person people look at and wonder, "how do regular people become fascists and not know?"


Last night Trump drove the Republican bus into a Hitler ditch. Trump believes his racist tropes are workin’, so it’s gonna get worse fast. You can take that to the bank.


Tonight’s top searches, in order: racism, socialism, fascism, concentration camp, xenophobia, bigot


Did you know that @AlanDersh (who is credibly accused of child rape. #suemebitch ) worked actively to prevent @jkbjournalist from winning the Pulitzer for her transformative reporting?


If you used the faceapp app made in Russia, it's very possible you likely gave Russia more training data to create accurate deep fakes. Every photo used can be used to that effect. AI deepfake programs need to be trained. Handing Russians petabytes of data just made it easier.


WATCH: The Secret Life of #JeffreyEpstein. A @NarativLive Special. Exclusive details you have not heard before.


When I was working on my series I spent days on end trying to get former prosecutors — even just one— an academic or lawyer — anyone!! — to look this deal over and evaluate it. Only two people — both women — were willing. Thanks to @Marci_Hamilton & @FranceyHakes


Perspective: You downloaded FaceApp. Here’s what you’ve just done to your privacy.

It's Russian

Don’t punish Epstein for being rich, sex offender’s lawyers urge before Thursday bail ruling


The Marine Corps has issued a cease-and-desist letter to indicted Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter for using the official Corps emblem and phrase on campaign mailers that link his likely 2020 opponent and two Democratic congresswomen to terror.


Jake Tapper Appears to Have Taken a Break From Truth-Telling


Here are the bribes @RandPaul takes to give tax cuts to the rich while denying help to 9/11 victims:

Some of the bribes

Good morning from New York. A federal judge issues his ruling on Jeffrey Epstein’s bail application in court at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Michael Cohen’s search warrant materials related to a closed campaign-finance probe to be unsealed at 11 a.m. Covering both live for @CourthouseNews.


Jon Stewart goes on Fox News – speaking directly to Trump supporters – and eviscerates Rand Paul and Mike Lee for blocking 9/11 Victim Funding and shames McConnell for failing to protect 9/11 first responders.

Plenty of money for Trump's golfing.

The seating capacity at Williams Arena is 8,000.


House votes to block Trump’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, setting up a likely veto


BREAKING: Iran's Revolutionary Guard has seized a foreign oil tanker and accused its crew of smuggling oil, state TV reports.


Democracy dies in nuanced language about fascist rhetoric


When this is all over, nobody will admit to ever having supported it


A new report by staff members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommends that the commissioners significantly weaken or reduce safety inspections of the plants.


This seems like a big deal


JP Morgan cargo ship released, minus the $1.3 billion worth of cocaine found onboard. I’m sure they’re “some very fine people” but do we need to build a wall around JP Morgan?


A former Texas judge and longtime Republican announced this week she has left the Republican Party, denouncing President Trump's "ideology" of "racism" on the heels of Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.


Congress holds Barr & Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas. While the contempt charge may not be enforced, Congress also authorized the HJC to seek a court order to enforce the subpoenas. The truth will come out


Prosecutors can use tax, education records of accused Capital Gazette shooter


This JUST happened...


No amount of vile racist slurs will change the fact that Donald Trump was sued for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl while in the NY mansion of Jeffrey Epstein. Or that he’s under investigation for tax fraud, bank fraud, money laundering & obstructing justice, among others.


Andrea Thompson is not leading the U.S. delegation set to meet with Russia tomorrow to discuss arms control due to concerns "she had failed to disclose her ties to the boyfriend of Russian foreign agent Maria Butina" reports


I’m done listening to lectures about being un-American from the party whose Kentucky senator just blocked a bill to save 9/11 victims.


REMINDER: Kentucky, whose voters have given us both Mitch McConnell & Rand Paul, is the state second-most-dependent upon federal dollars, the majority of which come from blue states such as New York. But please, Rand, tell us more about how we can't afford to help 9/11 victims.


He is going to get worse before Nov. 2020 by going lower and lower. This is a demagogue in action. People thinks he’s a strongman when he is truly weak. He afraid if he loses in2020 he will go to jail. He will. He stokes fear to attract followers who mistakenly think he’s strong!


Loose ends left in Cohen case


You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. -Maya Angelou


The video of @realDonaldTrump partying with Jeffrey Epstein contains shots of very young girls dancing in skimpy dresses, looking at first blush teenagers way under 21


Send him back... to the high rise building he lives in with no sprinkler system. Impeach @realDonaldtRUmp. No more excuses.


Trump on Rep. Omar before leaving White House: "There's a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it."


This is one of those moments that will roll in the museum that documents his atrocities a generation from now. Count on it


Steptoe & Johnson, the law firm that Jeffrey Epstein just engaged today according to court filings, also represented the Chinese Govt in an espionage case that involved the theft of newly invented Dynamic Random Access Memory = Military Applications


A good primer as to what just occurred on the House floor. It seems ⁦@SpeakerPelosi⁩ can now direct the Sergeant at Arms of the House to arrest both Barr and Ross if she so chose.


Hate. It’s simply hate. Okay, maybe fear and hate. But mainly hate.


Are we understanding what Dr Schindler is saying? Coz Fast Eddie was on Chinese territory when all this went down. If China let a Wikileaks rep into their territory, to escort Snowden to Moscow, where does that leave Beijing come 2016?


The Philadelphia Police Department is expected to begin the process of firing police officers whose racist or offensive social media posts were discovered online, according to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer


It sure sounds like this material that prosecutors wanted kept secret, that the judge has ordered released tomorrow, pertains to Donald Trump and his involvement in these felonies. Tune in tomorrow!!


Prospect of jail could move Epstein to offer up other names


Within days, ~2,000 pages of #Epstein court documents will be released that could reveal sexual abuse by “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders.”


Jon Stewart eviscerates Rand Paul for blocking 9/11 victim funding: "It’s an abomination"


I can’t get over the fact that the President’s budget office is projecting a trillion dollar deficit in a good economy and I can’t find Republicans talking about it. Posers.


$70 billion wall? Rand Paul: "Meh" $1.9 trillion tax cut? Rand Paul: "Meh" $3.4 million trips to Mar-a-Lago? Rand Paul: "Meh" $775 per child concentration camps? Rand Paul: " Meh" Helping 9/11 victims and 1st responders? Rand Paul: "THINK ABOUT THE DEFICIT!"


When Non-Jews Wield Anti-Semitism as Political Shield


this is one of the most terrifying things that I’ve witnessed in my lifetime. the actual POTUS is spearheading these acrimonious, vile, and disgustingly racist comments about a congresswoman who has sworn an oath to the U.S. how dare they chant “send her back”


There really are similarities between trump and his followers and the early years of Nazi Germany under Hitler.


Donald Trump got dump trucks full of dirt on all the politicians This sad attempt at government


I'm going to be very moralistic on this part, but I think even if it's not part of a kompromat gathering mission, don't rape teens.


Trump cranks up racist demagoguery in latest distraction gambit


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

In which ⁦@PressSec⁩ suggests the legal mechanism for compelling the production of documents and testimony by Congress is “lawless” because it is being used by Democrats.


So why are you supporting the lawsuit from @realDonaldTrump to end pre-existing condition protections? If you really support the protections, I assume we have your vote on legislation to oppose the lawsuit. Can you help me ask @SenateMajLdr McConnell to bring it up for a vote?


JUST NOW: Tried asking @realDonaldTrump if disagreeing with him means not loving this country. He declined to answer.


My question: Have you ever been to a social function with Jeff Epstein and underage girls. He pointed at the sky, said it was going to rain and walked off.


Crazy how CNN's "randomly selected woman Republican voters" keep turning up the same people


Again we have Trump engaging in reflexive control by making an offensive comment about @IlhanMN Remember, he wants the media saturated w this as opposed to Epstein’s lawyers lying about his Austrian passport & Assange working w the Russians. Eyes on the prize, Patriots.


Former IRS Agent: Here’s How I’d Investigate Jeffrey #Epstein’s Finances


About 1/3 of America still thinks PizzaGate and Obama being born in Kenya are at least “probably true.”


CNN hosted panel of Trump’s “female supporters” to discuss his racist tweets without revealing their history of Republican activism


“The pattern is devastating,” said NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson. "This administration is weaponizing the federal judiciary to restrict the vote.”


Let's now state facts plainly using proper terminology: In 2016, Assange was running an Illegal residency for Russian intelligence, presumably GRU, to influence the US election. Assange was a witting RIS agent. As he was in 2013 when WikiLeaks got Eddie to Moscow in #SnowdenOp.


Five years ago, Russia murdered 298 civilians on board of MH-17. Russia still keeps lying about this terrorist act. Please retweet it so others do not forget.


“Trump’s racist comments can be used against him in court as judges cite them to block policies”


Roman Sabal served in the Marines for six years and then for several more years in the Army Reserves. He had returned to his native Belize for diabetes treatments.


Trump's staff claims they are getting harassed all over Washington


Video surfaces of @realDonaldTrump partying with convicted serial pedophile Jeffrey #Epstein at Mar-a-Lago


A Palm beach Sheriff’s deputy told me for my series that their work release detail involved standing outside his “office” and signing visitors — including women — in and out. They never checked what he was doing in that office and the logs mysteriously disappeared


Watching Trump grab these women is even more revealing than him hanging out with Epstein


Senator @LamarAlexander just took to the senate floor to commend Ballad Health for investing in rural TN, completely ignoring the corruption-enabled medical monopoly they’ve created. Kingsport’s 40-day protest didn’t happen for no reason


Newly found footage from NBC News' archives shows Trump apparently talking about women with Jeffrey Epstein, now a registered sex offender, at a party at Mar-a-Lago in November 1992. The party was a decade before Epstein's plea deal in Florida.


Reminder: The full House will vote today to hold A.G. Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress for their refusal to comply with Oversight Committee subpoenas regarding the census citizenship question.


Courtney Wild, victim of Jeffrey Epstein today at press conference — "If you're a victim of Jeffrey Epstein, then you know what I know, he will never stop sexually abusing children until he's in jail."


July 17th marks 5yrs since the avoidable shooting down & murder of 298 civilians on flight MH17 by members of the Russian Armed Forces. If you really want to help the victims @RusEmbAU , be men, admit what you did & compensate the victims families


Ex-Ecuadorian president confirms Assange meddled in US election from London embassy


NEW: Jeffrey Epstein's post-hearing bail memo offers a "comprehensive forensic accounting" of his finances, with this remarkable understatement: "[A]s apparent from Mr. Epstein’s initial financial disclosure, Mr. Epstein’s finances are fairly complex."


The SDNY Epstein Investigation Could Verify ‘Savage’ Rape Allegation Against Trump


So Guardian was slammed for reporting that Manafort had secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy and part of attack was that embassy logs didn't show visits by Manafort. Now CNN reports Assange had power to delete names from visitor logs


Trump’s tweets are a distraction for something else he doesn't want us to see


"A 'sir' is a flashing red light that he is speaking from his imagination rather than his memory,"


Slovenia’s leading women are quite disappointed in Melania Trump: “She had more courage in her youth.”


Five years today since flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine by a unit of the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade of the Russian armed forces. 298 persons lost their lives.

Putin thinks nothing of shooting a passenger plane full of innocent civilians out of the sky.

France says G7 focused on containing risks of Facebook's Libra


The Green New Deal is gaining support from Christian groups just as climate projections are growing more apocalyptic


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s brother-in-law won more than $7 million in no-bid and other federal contracts at US military installations and other government properties in California based on a dubious claim that he was Native American.


All you need to know about the March for Change protest in London


Liz Cheney calls Dem congresswomen ‘racists’ and baby killers instead of condemning Trump’s bigoted tweets


Steve Scalise addressed a white supremacist group and once called himself “David Duke without the baggage.”


“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” @ava told me when I interviewed her about WHEN THEY SEE US, her @netflix magnum opus about the five boys wrongly convicted for the Central Park jogger rape. The work paid off. It received 16 Emmy nominations today.


‘This is the agenda of white nationalists’ — @IlhanMN responds to Trump’s racist tweets by calling for his impeachment


Senator McConnell Says President Trump is Not a Racist


Never heard of a White House official asking a reporter something like this. I know we are jaded but... wow


Rep. Al Green's impeachment resolution forces the House to take action this week: they can debate, table or refer the resolution. Could happen tomorrow or Thursday


Facebook should not be trusted with #cryptocurrency plan: senators.


This is an injustice. We have a responsibility to protect our citizens—and to hold police accountable when they fail. No one is safe in a country with a broken criminal justice system. My heart goes out to Eric Garner's family today.


Judge bars Roger Stone from major social media platforms


Democrats look for bipartisanship in condemnation of Trump racism


Stevens, 'the rule of law judge,' known as a 'judge's judge'


Are you planning to stay entirely silent about Trump's racist attacks on Democratic members of Congress?


A time-honored Strategy: Never fight a strong alliance...always separate those who are part of any alliance before attacking.


Ex-FBI agent @AshaRangappa_: the chaos on the House floor is ‘mission accomplished’ for Putin


Study by @TRACReports: Child sex-trafficking prosecutions under the statute used for Jeffrey Epstein rose dramatically under Obama and then plunged under Trump. Story soon for @CourthouseNews. The researchers' findings meanwhile are here


The Supreme Court’s Worst Decision of My Tenure


“If he is confident, why isn’t he letting these people on the ballot?” a former United States ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, wrote on Twitter about Mr. Putin. “Maybe he is not as popular and loved as much as we think?”


“If you are a victim of Jeffrey Epstein, you know what I know: He will never stop sexually abusing children until he is in jail.” Epstein accuser Courtney Wild speaks out:


Jeffrey Epstein’s former bookkeeper, in a deposition, said she arranged for underage girls to be sent to his parties, and others were sent to modeling assignments with wealthy clients where they would only be paid if they agreed to have sex.


Wildly unusual things the Republican-appointed Justice John Paul Stevens did in retirement: -Called for the repeal of the Second Amendment -Called on the Senate to move on the stalled nomination of Merrick Garland -Called Brett Kavanaugh unfit to serve on the Supreme Court


Holy crap. @RepSwalwell just went on the House floor and listed numerous racist statements made by President Donald Trump. Republicans were NOT happy.


"No basis for trilateral arms talks, China says"


Congratulations to Alex Acosta for the prosecution, and @AlanDersh (a/k/a/ Captain Underpants) for the defense. A predator was set loose to walk the streets.


Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak plans to sue Daily Mail for implying he socialized with young women at Epstein's home


ICE HQ in Washington DC has been completely shut down by @NeverAgainActn & @CosechaMovement because we are not fucking around.


Unbelievable -- Mark Sanford lets it out that he's thinking about primary-ing President Trump and goes on MSNBC and first question is whether he would have voted to condemn Trump's racism. "Uh...I don't know. I'd have to look at it."


NEW: A senior DOJ official said AG Barr made final call on decision not to move forward in prosecuting Officer Pantaleo in #EricGarner's death, siding with EDNY recommendation over DOJ's own Civil Rights division, which *recommended prosecution.*


Why is a murderous dictator who killed his own family member and also tortured and killed an American citizen, picture hanging in the White House?


Steve Scalise: House Republicans never disrespected President Obama. A House Republican to Obama: “You lie!”


"Hey, I'm a racist!"@realDonaldTrump wants you to focus on that statement instead of: "Hey, I violently raped a 13 year old, who reminded me of Ivanka, at Jeff Epstein's house."


Nancy Pelosi speaks about the resolution to condemn Trump’s racism. GOP Rep. Doug Collins tries to interrupt and have her comments ‘taken down’. She tells him that she cleared her comments with the Parliamentarian and triumphantly walks off to applause