Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Indicted Giuliani associate joined DeSantis on last-minute campaign swing

Trump's meltdown tour is setting new records daily. Unintelligible w Hannity, he's dissolving daily on his road to mental & physical oblivion. Remnants of Trump include an Obama fixation. Envy is a pathetic emotion as is his grasping for the "go after Obama" like it will help him

The president is enjoying his favorite propaganda program

A public viewing and memorial is scheduled for Wednesday and Cummings will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Thursday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is giving up his effort to form a new government after failing to form a coalition following an inconclusive parliamentary election

“We should investigate how Russian influence operations captured so many people in German political establishment on Nord Stream 2.”

Fighting Extradition, Ukrainian Tycoon Aligns Legal Strategy With Trump Camp

Putin and Erdogan will discuss how they can fill the power vacuum left by the American withdrawal from Syria in a meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday

Trump’s Government Lawyers Don’t Know Who Their Real Client Is White House and Justice Department attorneys work for the government and the public—but are acting in Trump’s personal interest instead.

Turkey chooses former Halkbank executive Hakan Atilla, who served time in a U.S. jail over Iran sanctions breaches, to be the new CEO of the Istanbul stock exchange

Turkey will resume Syria assault if U.S. promises not met: Erdogan

“According to rumors in the market and one confirmed recently by Venezuelan daily El Nacional, Rosneft is going to take control of PdVSA, the bankrupt Venezuelan oil company that explores for and produces most of the country’s oil.”

Listen to this "question" Sean Hannity just asked Trump

The world's cities are coming to terms with climate risks, but not necessarily their investors

“NY alleges that Exxon’s management, including former CEO Rex Tillerson, knew for years that the company was deviating from its public claims by using two sets of proxy figures—one private and one public.”

Trump: We must bring the troops home* from Syria** to stop "endless" wars***. * Except the troops from Syria are going to Iraq ** And now we're keeping some in Syria *** And we're adding even more troops than we're pulling out of Syria in Saudi Arabia

It's so damn confusing when you don't know whether to be loyal to America or Russia.

CNN poll shows Pelosi getting highest % favorable going back to April 2007.

Jared Kushner and Steve Mnuchin are set to attend theconference in Saudi Arabia roughly a year after Jamal Khashoggi's killing. https://t.co/zENmPIaIJ7 via @HuffPost yesh we're sending OUR troops there, instead of protecting the kurds (REAL ALLIES) and keeping Isis jailed! WTF

‘Pence would be president by noon’: Morning Joe claims GOPers would dump Trump in a minute in a secret impeachment vote

Nope. The legislation isn’t close to what the public deserves. And... “Koch Industries, whose co-founder Charles Koch is a major Republican patron, has spent more than $7 million on lobbying, including on this bill, according to public records.”

Democrats expand Trump lawsuit over Doral promotion for G-7

Trump can[t or won't lead. So Pelosi will.

Trump turned to Putin for guidance on the new leader of Ukraine within days of Zelensky’s election. In a May 3 call, Trump asked Putin about his impressions of Zelensky. Putin said that he had not yet spoken with Zelensky but derided him.

Sounds about right. “Despite an earlier crackdown on insider trading that won convictions of dozens of bankers, traders and corporate executives, the new charges indicate that the practice continues unabated on Wall Street.”

He looks perfectly fine. Quit yer cryin’, you Putin-loving traitor

Meanwhile, they keep trying to play NATO for fools. Trump won't always be there. This is a very bad play.

Putin’s Russians will do all in their power to adversely sway & destabilize the US. Tulsi Gabbard is a candidate who creates dangerous divisions. Bullseye. TULSI GABBARD IS BEING USED BY THE RUSSIANS, & TO A FORMER US DOUBLE AGENT, THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR

For all of Obama’s failures in Syria, he finally hit upon a successful policy when in 2015 he sent U.S. airpower and advisers to help the Kurds in their battle against ISIS. Trump inherited this successful policy but has now destroyed it. My column:

Iraq says U.S. forces withdrawing there from Syria don’t have permission to stay

Russia’s Troll Farm Is Kind of Sh*tting the Bed on Facebook

The mask is off. Mob money laundering thug Erdogan is turning his back on NATO and going full PutinHo. Never go full PutinHo.

“Talk about witch hunts!” says @GenMhayden. “This is a perfect example of that. Russian interference in the 2016 election was the judgment of the entire intelligence community. And it remains so today.”

The next time President Boo-Boo Foot says "I captured ISIS!" he should be airdropped in the Middle East with a rifle, a canteen & a compass and have to find his own way home.

The Press Is Embracing False Equivalence — Again Coverage of Trump’s pressure on Ukraine suggests the media learned nothing from 2016.

This time, the intended beneficiary of this same play, this slime and false equivalency play, this time he's not just a candidate, this time he's a president.

Facebook takedowns show new Russian activity targeted Biden, praised Trump

We hear Gym Bro is facing a loosing race. Why do ppl care what losers say?

NEW: Putin and Hungary’s Orban helped turn Trump against Ukraine, to dismay of WH officials who hoped Trump would help Zelensky rather than try to exploit him.

Red Flags All Over for Senate Republicans

Trump’s surrender to ISIS has handed the Islamic terrorists their biggest win in more than four years. They have begun assassinating local officials and are starting their return.

"I moved on him like a bitch. I don't even ask, I just start impeaching. And when you're the Speaker of the House, they let you do it."

Vladimir Putin Wants Everyone to Love the Way He Watches Them

Fantastic job by @cnn fact-checking Trump *in real time* -- AND WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES (btw, he is *really* dazed and confused in this clip)

Mayor Pete is dead to me. Defending Tulsi was bad enough, aligning with Zuckerberg is a deal breaker.

Propaganda 101: Accuse your enemy of that which you are guilty

Do not believe *anything* until the Kremlin denies it

This should be easier to see now people. Traitors aligning in full view

Sen. McConnell: Pres. Trump has no coherent strategy for the enduring defeat of ISIS Put the bipartisan resolution to rebuke his Syria decision on the Senate floor It's the simplest, most powerful way pressure him to take the threats seriously & keep America safe

Melania wrote this tweet.

The President of the United States just said: "You people with this phony Emoluments Clause." He then proceeds to lie his ass off.

CIA Confirms: Trey Gowdy Altered Documents To Frame Hillary Clinton

U.S. diplomat who questioned 'crazy' Ukraine policy to testify in Trump probe

Canada voted for Trudeau because we see how an inexperienced, narcissistic, ignorant, racist, misogynistic, blustering, corporate-loyal, science-denying, bloviating buffoon can destroy the very soul of a country for personal gain & dictatorial fealty. Thanks, Trump

Retired CIA Chief of Russian Operations Steve Hall calls President Trump's recent foreign policy actions a “veritable buffet of horribleness."

Ben Carson prayer opening Cabinet meeting

Amid Turkish invasion into northern Syria, Germany proposes establishment of internationally controlled security zone.

British lawmakers are expected to challenge Prime Minister Boris Johnson's drive to push Brexit through the House of Commons

Mike Pompeo is denying that he ever saw a quid pro quo between the U.S. and Ukraine just days after Mick Mulvaney publicly acknowledged it.

Leading up to the midterms, Parnas posted dozens of photos from GOP events across the country. Between events, he put up photos of himself flying around on a private jet with Giuliani and Igor Fruman. See them here

US State Department booked 45 rooms at Riyadh’s Burj Rafal Hotel for Kushner and Mnuchin to attend Saudi investment forum

Russia is trucking in thousands of European cows for its dairy industry, but cheese from Europe is still forbidden

The next House impeachment witness is the most important so far

On March 25, the day after Barr released a summary of the Mueller report, Parnas posted photos from what he called a celebratory dinner with the Trump legal team at Trump's hotel in DC.

After pushing unfounded Biden conspiracies, Trump tells Hannity that if his sons Don Jr & Eric accepted payments from questionable foreign sources "it would be the biggest story of the century." (The Trump Organization does in fact take payments from questionable foreign sources)

Opinion: China’s attacks on Uighur women are crimes against humanity

I can’t stop laughing...

“Mr. Trump’s pullout has handed the Islamic State its biggest win in more than four years and greatly improved its prospects.”

Pelosi releases 'fact sheet' saying Trump has 'betrayed his oath of office'

Hoover and Kennedy gave their presidential salaries away.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is desperately trying to distance himself from Lev Parnas. Pictures from Parnas's Instagram suggest Parnas was *on DeSantis's campaign plane* for the election's final days

This year’s winner of the Nobel prize for economics says, “You don’t boost growth by cutting taxes, you do that by giving money to people”

Stop using the Bible to avoid doing the job American's pay you to do.

The seasons change quickly here in Northern Syria. It’s now starting to get cold at night. Soon it will be very cold. Aid workers say 70,000 kids, at least, already displaced. Those parents must be thinking, 'this is the thanks the Kurdish people got for helping America.'

Pope Says Trump 'Is Not Christian'

It will be said of House Republicans, When they found they lacked the courage to confront the most dangerous and unethical president in American history, They consoled themselves by attacking those who did.

"State Department Inquiry Into Clinton Email Finds No Deliberate Mishandling of Classified Information" OH! Good to know! Now, where do we go to get the last four and a half years back?

“While she was on her overseas trip, @SpeakerPelosi’s brother, former Baltimore mayor Thomas D’Alesandro III, died at 90. She called him ‘the finest public servant I have ever known.’ Then she went back to serving the public.”

House kills GOP effort to censure Adam Schiff, 218-185

Where’s the recount money, jill?

Prince Andrew joined Epstein’s private-island orgy, accuser claimed in Florida court docs from 2015. Brutal details from medical records provided to support claim obtained in a new Channel 4 investigation, per The Independent.

Pelosi’s “fact sheet” on impeachment is remarkably well done. This is a great way to break it down to the American people.

Canadian TV announcing a win for Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party. Good news there.

So when the Turks told Trump they wanted to murder thousands of Kurds he was cool, but when the oil fields were threatened, that was his red line? And he thought it was a good for America’s rep to say all that out loud? wtf man.

I’m pretty firmly on record that Trump won’t be on the ballot in 2020. But if he were, and if Putin puppet @TulsiGabbard ran as a third party candidate, am I the only one who thinks she’d pull more votes from Trump than from the Democratic candidate?

Trump fielding ideas for replacing acting chief of staff Mulvaney: sources

Facebook was started as a way for Ivy League kids to rate each other on hotness, it devolved into a misinformation factory.

If the White House provides talking points to Fox News hosts, or if Bill Barr coordinates propaganda with Rupert Murdoch, does it violate this law prohibiting covert propaganda?

Trump wields DOJ as Russia, media reprise 2016 roles for 2020

State Dept witnesses make case clear in Trump impeachment inquiry

New bragging points for several 2020 Democrats since last debate

Monday, October 21, 2019

"Ankle bracelets" for women who get abortions? Lordy.

BREAKING: @netanyahu gives up, return the mandate to form a government back to @PresidentRuvi.

“How, exactly, did the president know at what cost Doral was going to be charging for services at the G-7? And why did he say ‘I would be willing’ if he has no operational authority within the Trump Organization?” Read the whole piece by ⁦@JVLast⁩.

BREAKING: Netanyahu just informed President Rivlin he is returning the mandate to form a coalition since he failed to build one. Happy Birthday Bibi.

Trump on ISIS in Cabinet meeting per @colvinj : “I’m the one who did the capturing”

NOTE: Only one House Republican did not tweet a condolence of the passing of their colleague, & great American advocate Elijah Cummings. The Republican that did not offer any condolences to his colleague, & true American hero was Devin Nunes. R.I.P. Elijah Cummings @DevinNunes

The Sisters of St Joseph taught me that you’re not a “good Catholic” if you support & enable racism and criminal conduct

Iconic photo by @Delilsouleman . As the last U.S. troops pull out of Syria, an American soldier wears a YPJ emblem on his uniform as a sign of solidarity with the Kurdish ally they are leaving behind. (The YPJ is the women's unit of YPG, they fiercely fought ISIS).

Julia Davis Clues Us In on what Russian Media is Saying About Trump Abandoning the Kurds.

Can someone explain why President Erdogan is still scheduled to visit the White House on November 13th? — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

You are horrible. ‘The Kurds should be greatful and full of praise for American troops abandoning them.’ Absolutely sick.

“We’re at the point now where the Trump administration and the Trump organization are effectively the same thing and Donald Trump is using one to help the other.”

The Whitehouse has not only deleted this question from the official transcript of the meeting, they modified the official Whitehouse film to edit out this exchange. Save this clip everywhere and remember

NEW: 2nd Circuit will allow @cspan to offer live audio coverage of Trump taxes showdown at 2nd Circuit Wednesday, pitting Trump lawyers & USDOJ against Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. Request for video denied. Mild #transparency gesture but other appeals courts do their own livestream

Erdogan's son-in-law Berat Albayrak appoints Hakan Atilla, the former Halkbank executive convicted for his role in Reza Zarrab's record-breaking money laundering scheme, for a new job with Borsa Istanbul.

Per pooler @chrisjohnson82, today's pool was let into the Cabinet room at 1143. The president has been running through a list of grievances ever since. He is currently complaining that media haven't played up two Republican special election wins in NC.

Brilliant demolition of Brexit on live TV. You’d never see this on a BBC vox pop. Rachel in Parliament Square tells it like it is at the

I wonder what other parts of the Constitution the president thinks are "phony"?

It’s been over 2 months since Mitch McConnell said gun violence legislation would be ‘front and center.’ It’s been almost 8 months since the House passed bipartisan legislation to close background check loopholes. Give it a vote in the Senate, now.

In Rhode Island, Jeffrey T. Britt, a consultant for state House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s 2016 campaign has been indicted on one felony charge of money laundering and one misdemeanor count of making a prohibited campaign contribution

President Trump’s acting budget chief won’t testify for House impeachment investigators this week

The Russian hackers who hit the 2016 election have been very busy since: New tools, tactics, and techniques show Russian hackers famous for targeting Americans have been active around the world.

Three Kurdish former mayors arrested in Turkey

Lindsey Graham Now Says He Supports Trump on Syria Pullout | National News | US News

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska says U.S. prosecutors’ efforts to gain access to records seized from a U.K. company associated with him are motivated by American political “infighting”

so buttigieg is attacking elizabeth warren while being advised by mark zuckerberg?

JUST IN: US Supreme Court strikes down Michigan gerrymandering ruling; a lower court deemed the Republican plan too "partisan" because state voters would not be accurately represented.

DOJ was so anxious to stay on trump’s good side, they expedited McCabe’s firing contrary to established processes. Obvious political hit on career employee, a patriot!

CREW obtained new FBI records that show McCabe's firing did not follow FBI rules

It really hasn't gotten enough attention that Parnas and Fruman were members of Trump's legal team, according to their attorney John Dowd.

Tomorrow, we will move to censure Chairman Adam Schiff.

Judge refuses to delay extradition hearing for Julian Assange, who said he's having trouble thinking properly

Reminder: White House lawyer Menashi, up for a lifetime seat on the 2nd Circuit, won't disclose his involvement in the Ukraine scandal or its cover-up. If confirmed, he could rule on Trump-related matters in NY while sitting in Thurgood Marshall’s former seat. We must stop him.

Dear America, Remember when Trump claimed he did not know Parnas? (“I don’t know them. You’ll have to ask Rudy.”) Below is a letter from Trump to Parnas. And multiple photos of them together. The mountain of lies continues to grow. When will the house of cards fall down?

You know what I love? I love how this is eating you alive. The mismatch between the economic status of your supporters and the price point of your resorts is exactly why you keep flogging the hell out of them. Your brand is failing, broken, and poisonous.

If Mike Pompeo was "helpless" in stopping Rudy Giuliani from conducting his shadow campaigns for clients connected to Ukraine and Turkey that can only mean he was directed by someone with higher rank. Meaning, the President.

“In Afghanistan, the delegation met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, top U.S. military commanders and diplomats, senior Afghan government officials and civil society leaders.”

NEW: The private Instagram account of Lev Parnas reveals new clues about his access to the Trump family and his close relationship with Rudy Giuliani.

Found in the archives...— Hillary Clinton

Eric Trump complains that "every family in politics enriches themselves," saying "it is sickening"

Inside Trump's First Pentagon Briefing

When American troops first arrived in North Syria, kurds received them as heroes with flowers and ululation. Now terrified Kurds in Syria are throwing tomatoes and stones at departing American forces.

I’m old enough to remember when @DevinNunes scheduled House Intel multiple Russia Investigation depositions simultaneously. Or when Nunes scheduled the deposition of Felix Sater in New York at the same time we were voting in DC on the GOP tax bill. Stop whining and get serious.

While much of the Russian establishment is gleeful, some in Moscow counsel caution about getting too deeply involved in the treacherous Middle East.

Among the Hillary Haters

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign

Beijing Demands $2.4BN In Sanctions Against US Over Obama-Era WTO Complaint

Pompeo’s fatal mistake. Among all living present and past FSOs, no one is held in higher regard than Bill Burns

This week's Congressional testimony centers around Ambassador Bill Taylor, who has expressed a belief that there was a quid pro quo with Trump withholding Ukrainian aid. Jury's still out on if he will show at all...

Turkish Foreign Minister Laughs at Trump's Erratic Syria Policy, Says They Aren't Scared of Sanctions

John Oliver buys $15 million of medical debt for $60,000 and forgives it all, because he could


At the halfway mark of President Trump’s first term, his administration has hired a lobbyist for every 14 political appointments made, welcoming a total of 281 lobbyists on board

“I think we have abandoned our Syrian Kurdish partners,” says Ret. Gen. David Petraeus about US pulling troops from northern Syria. “And this does not end an endless war, it probably prolongs it because this gives ISIS an opportunity for resurgence.”

"Donald J. Trump, trying to bluster his way through the most disastrous foreign policy debacle of his presidency, seemed to spit on the graves of more than 10,000 Kurds who died fighting to defeat the so-called Islamic State,"

Just spoke to @MittRomney on the phone, and asked him about Pierre Delecto. His only response: "C'est moi." Updated my story accordingly

Today’s the 46th anniversary of the “Saturday Night Massacre”—when the Attorney General & Deputy Attorney General both sacrificed their jobs in defense of the rule of law rather than carry our President Nixon’s order to fire the Watergate Special Prosecutor. Those were the days

Mulvaney gives away the game here even more by saying that the aid flowed after they were satisfied Ukraine was “doing better on corruption,” in part through the Trump/ Zelensky call. Trump didn’t raise corruption in any context except the DNC server & “Biden’s son” on the call.

New: A source familiar w/ the presidents thinking says that after watching media coverage this weekend about Mick Mulvaney’s news conference & his attempts to clean it up, the President is increasingly frustrated with what he sees as his inability to communicate on impeachment

Mass funerals have become a daily ritual for Northern Syria’s Kurds in the days since Trump withdrew U.S. protections from the area (warning: distressing images)