Monday, July 31, 2017

Scaramucci had a brief stint as the White House communications director -- here's what happened during those 10 days

Kushner tells Congressional interns the Trump campaign was too ‘disorganized’ to collude with Russians: report

NEW VIDEO: "No W.H. chaos!" Except Trump's new Chief of Staff whacks Comms Director who whacked OLD Chief of Staff

In spring/summer of 2016, Fusion GPS received money indirectly from Russian govt to push propaganda against POTUS.

Without Priebus, Trump Is a Man Without a Party

Trump Goes Rogue

Opinion: Trump's iceberg looms

America just vowed to take 'all necessary measures' to protect against nuclear North Korea

Putin’s Bet on a Trump Presidency Backfires Spectacularly

REPORT: 12-Year-Old Trump Rape Victim ‘Maria’ Alive and Talking

Alex Jones: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy.

Ivanka Trump looking to lower expectations about her influence on her father: report

Congress does not trust the president

Thanks to WayBackMachine we see that Trump Escort Agency was pimping International Escorts.

Putin says U.S. will have to cut 755 from diplomatic staff in Russia

Lawsuits could force feds to pay Obamacare insurers

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Financier and former Russia investor William Browder testified at a hearing on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

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Foreign Agents Registration Act Financier and former Russia investor William Browder testified at a hearing on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This law requires those representing the political interests of foreign powers to disclose their relationship. Mr. Browder told committee members that the Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. was heading Russian efforts to get sanctions under the Magnitsky Act repealed. The act blocked Russian government officials and businessmen associated with the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky from entering the U.S., froze assets in U.S. banks, and banned the use of American banking systems.

Excellent NPR story on my testimony. Businessman Paints A Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Vladimir Putin's Russia

Breaking: "Maria" is not her legal name but she is alive and reportedly safe. She has given a taped, on camera interview to a major broadcast

Opinion: The Russians were involved. But it wasn’t about collusion

Epstein plead the 5th when asked if he socialised with trump and underage girls.

Wall Street Journal knocks Trump: The problem in the White House isn't Priebus, it's you

Schiff rankles Republicans talking Russia probe on TV

Rep Cohen is ALL OF US!

Nancy Pelosi Nailed Trump's Negotiating Style

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Maxine Waters: Pence is planning his inauguration

Did Donald Trump Bribe the Florida Attorney General?

Pres. Trump calls for end to filibuster, says Senate Republicans "look like fools"

Russian bank owners sue BuzzFeed over Trump dossier publication

The Kremlin is done betting on Trump and planning how to strike back against U.S. sanctions

Gingrich: Trump's White House will be "more orderly and disciplined" with Kelly

‘Obstruction of justice’: Bush ethics czar trashes idea of shuffling Sessions to Homeland Security

Analysis | There are three branches of government, and two are in distress

The Observer view on Donald Trump’s unfitness for office | Observer editorial

Republicans brace for political fallout after "epic fail" on health care

Murkowski not swayed by intense pressure from Trump administration on health care

Graham warns against making Sessions Homeland Security secretary

Witch Hunt

Trump threatens to take Congress' health care subsidies away unless Congress takes away our health care

It looks like Russia hired internet trolls to pose as pro-Trump Americans

Priebus warned Trump not to hire Scaramucci, saying SkyBridge Capital's buyers overpaid

How the impeachment process works

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Why the Koch machine is a threat to democracy

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill he opposed

Police chiefs push back against Trump: Officers are trained to treat suspects with "dignity and respect"

Trumpocalypse: A Nightmare From Which There’s No Normal Exit

Wait, is this true? We're not going to have a Homeland Security secretary for the near future?

Lawrence: Priebus exit ends President Trump's worst week yet

New Chief of Staff John Kelly will have to wrangle a man Eugene Robinson calls 'Mad King Donald' and his a mediocre staff if he's to be at all effective. Will even Kelly end up a casualty of Trump? Robinson, Peter Wehner, and Chris Whipple join Lawrence O'Donnell.

House Democrats Introduce Security Clearance Review Act

John Kelly failed to disclose position at lobbying firm on ethics disclosure

Lawrence: The Resistance showed senators the way on health care

John McCain made the deciding vote on the GOP's health care bill and Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski were "unwavering in their opposition." But protesters around the country had the courage to do more than their jobs in fighting to save healthcare for 23 million.

Russians outraged over new US sanctions

Richard Engel talks with Russian Senator Andrey Klimov about why Russians feels U.S. sanctions are unfair, unjust, and illegal.

Sally Yates: Protect the Justice Department From President Trump

The police dept cheering Trump’s call for excessive force is already under federal oversight for discrimination

Trump's deranged call today for police violence and ICE brutality was the beginning. The end? With detention camps.

Russia quick to cover tracks after 2016 election

Richard Engel reports on how Russia was quick to arrest people who may have had knowledge of, or involvement in, interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


Russian goal of US chaos already accomplished

Richard Engel reports on how, regardless of whether collusion with the Trump campaign is ever proven, Russia's goal of sowing chaos and doubt in the American system is already working.

Latest Russia intrigue follows long history of espionage

Richard Engel reports on the long history of espionage and agent recruitment between the United States and Russia.

Russian Kaspersky Lab faces new scrutiny, suspicion

Richard Engel talks with Eugene Kaspersky, whose Kaspersky Lab anti-virus software is widely used around the world, including the United States, and who has come under increasing scrutiny and suspicion for his ties to Russian intelligence

Friday, July 28, 2017

This couldn't have been handled more poorly. But we seem to be reaching new lows daily under Trump. He brings in a general

Mitt Romney's warning about Trump from March 2016 has aged extremely well

C'mon Putin. Is that all you got. As soon as we get rid of Trump and the TreasonWeasels-it's regime change for you.

Senator John McCain votes NO on "Skinny Repeal"

A gall darned American hero for all time. He is the one who delivered the Steele Dossier. He's known and been playing along and is ready to kick some ass now.

Ex-Cruz campaign manager: Trump presidency "is effectively over"

"Not a Presidency but an affliction."

NEW: Focus on WHY Trump wants Mueller out and Graham says doing it could end his presidency: TRUMP IS GUILTY

Steve Bannon’s external press office may violate federal law

John McCain's no vote kills Senate healthcare bill

BREAKING: Russia suspends US embassy use of diplomatic properties in Moscow - Sputnik


Lawrence: Scaramucci a pass-fail moment for Trump's judgment

Before even officially becoming Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci went on a threatening, vulgar tirade, attacking fellow White House aides and "leakers." Lawrence O'Donnell argues this is a test—if Trump keeps Scaramucci, his presidency may never recover.

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Earnest: Scaramucci himself is a problem for White House

Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Bush speechwriter David Frum join Lawrence O'Donnell to explain the deficiencies of the Trump communications team and how Anthony Scaramucci is not only ill-suited to his new role, but also doing far more harm than good.

“Direct quote from member of IC [intel community] ‘Many of us consider Trump to be the greatest threat to our national security since the end of the Cold War.'”

Anthony Scaramucci put White House chaos on display in a vulgar tirade aimed at Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon

Graham bill would stop Trump from firing Special Counsel Mueller

Jeff Sessions is speaking out about being under public attack by Trump over the Russia investigation and Lindsey Graham has issued a warning to the president about the consequences of firing the attorney general. Paul Butler and Ron Klain join Lawrence O'Donnell.

BREAKING: Feinstein statement details Benczkowski’s representation of Alfa Bank, and, wow.

Richard Engel reports from Moscow Friday @9pm

Rachel Maddow gives viewers a preview of some of Richard Engel's reporting from Russia to air on Friday, 7/29 at 9pm ET as the latest installment of On Assignment with Richard Engel.

Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill Collapses In Key Vote

A trifecta of criticism for President Trump with this message: Change your behavior

Congress Just Almost Unanimously Called Trump's Bluff On Russia Sanctions

Trump employs Christie-style bully politics in health bill push

Rachel Maddow points out the parallels between the bully tactics at the root of the Bridgegate scandal and the pressure Donald Trump is trying to put on Senator Lisa Murkowski by threatening Alaska, noting also that Chris Christie's former campaign manager now works as Trump's political director.

Trump and his allies are desperate. With desperation comes cruelty.

The Government Accountability Office is investigating Trump's abuses against the ACA

Franken: GOP bill opposite of what Trump voters were promised

Senator Al Franken talks with Rachel Maddow about the disastrous health/tax bill Senate Republicans are struggling to jam through to passage.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer gets emotional over McCain, calls for bipartisanship: "Let's turn the page and work together"

White House threatens to retaliate against Alaska if their senator votes against Trumpcare

House Judiciary Cmte. GOP call for special counsel to look at election matters related to Clinton, Comey and Lynch


Expert: 'Nothing can stop Bobby Mueller' despite Trump's efforts

Tim Weiner, historian of the FBI and CIA, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Republican effort to discredit the FBI and the Trump Russia investigation, and what Donald Trump doesn't understand about the FBI

A witness at today’s Judiciary hearing suggests Russia may have offered information in exchange for Trump team cooperation. WATCH:

The faces of the real American heroes who aren't getting the credit they deserve!

“We’d nuke China next week if Trump asked.” A sentence you never thought you’d hear

Trump threatens to let ObamaCare "implode" after GOP repeal bill suffer stunning defeat

Boy Scouts official apologizes for 'political rhetoric' of Trump speech

In shocker, Senate Republicans fail to strip health care from millions in dead of night

Sean Hannity melts down over report he blew $42,000 on a 70-year-old lobster at Trump restaurant

GOP deploys counter narrative amid continued Trump disgrace

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest embarrassing spectacle from the Donald Trump administration and points out the facets of a solidifying Republican counter narrative that aims to discredit the FBI and the Trump Russia investigation.

This photo perfectly captures the tension at the White House right now

The USA must send a strong message to Putin & any other aggressor that we will not tolerate attacks on our democracy

This devastating “health care” bill is the result of what happens when a party becomes beholden to a small group of creepy billionaires

Democrats vow investigation, lawsuit over ‘political blackmail’ against Murkowski

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Scaramucci still stands to profit from SkyBridge from the White House

Schneiderman source confirms that Trump Model Mgmt is being invstgtd for human trafficking-as in bringing in Russian

Former Models for Donald Trump’s Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally

“It’s like modern-day slavery.”

Trump and Epstein Model Management

And it doesn't matter what you do to Sessions, or Rosenstein, or Mueller. 5 Eyes has got you & your boss. They've had you for 10+ years

A Russian accused of using bitcoin to launder 4 billion dollars is indicted by a U.S. jury

WATCH: On BBC, Anthony Scaramucci compares Trump's bid to repeal Obamacare to Lincoln abolishing slavery.

REPORT: Trump Has Regular Girlfriend in Florida – Melania OK’d It

Lawrence: How Trump finally went too far, even for GOP senators

Time and again, Republicans gave Donald Trump a pass on his extreme policies and bad behavior. So what’s the one move that has finally turned the GOP against their president? Trump’s continued criticism of Jeff Sessions. Lawrence O'Donnell examines.

Anthony Scaramucci leaked that he would fire a press aide, then complained about the leak

“I have to figure out a way to get the leaking to stop, because it hurts people.”

WaPo: Trump may replace AG Sessions during Senate recess

The Washington Post reports Donald Trump is considering replacing AG Jeff Sessions with a recess appointment. Could he actually make that happen? What would the ramifications be if he tried? John Heilemann, Max Boot, and Mieke Eoyang join Lawrence O'Donnell.

If you read Jared Kushner's testimony from the perspective of the Russians, you realize how easy he made it for them

Scaramucci Reportedly Asks FBI to Investigate Reince Priebus For Leaking (UPDATE)

Top insurance CEOs openly blaming Trump sabotage for rate hikes and empty markets

Lawrence: Trump's erratic decisions lead to bad consequences

Trump's tweets about a transgender military ban caught the Pentagon and Republicans off guard. His snap decisions — like firing James Comey and calling the health care plan "mean" — tend to come back to bite him. Ana Marie Cox and Max Boot join Lawrence O'Donnell.

( a lie of course)

Democrats wait for struggling GOP to produce a health bill

Senator Amy Klobuchar talks with Rachel Maddow about the resistance to flailing Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and Donald Trump's public spat with Jeff Sessions for doing the right thing in recusing himself from campaign-related matters.

Trump looking at recess replacement of Sessions: reports

Rachel Maddow shares reports that Donald Trump is considering the option of a recess appointment of a replacement for Attorney General Jeff Sessions as Senator Chuck Grassley makes clear a confirmation vote on a new AG won't happen soon

Trump spurns serving transgender US military with careless ban

Shane Ortega, U.S. Army and U.S. Marines veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's abrupt announcement banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, even as they are already openly doing so.

Dems got CBO to estimate impact of GOP “skinny repeal” bill. One takeaway: Uninsured would go from 26M next year to 44M.

AKA as chaos.

Trump-GOP Civil War Rages On as His Attacks on Sessions Alienate His Base

Trump DoJ pick recently represented Putin-aligned Russian bank

Rachel Maddow reports on the Department of Justice accusing a former Paul Manafort associate of being a Russian mobster while Donald Trump's pick for Justice Department’s criminal division, Brian Benczkowski, discloses that he previously represented Russia's Alfa bank.

BIG NEWS: The Senate "should reject skinny repeal" say bipartisan governors, including from Nevada and Ohio.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

GOP lawmaker: McConnell "has to go"

State Dept update: The head of embassy security just resigned, and SecState is taking some personal days

MUST-READ: Bill Browder's full testimony to Congress on Russian corruption, murder, and spy operations in the US.

Europol is working with NYAG Schneiderman on Trump Model Manag. human trafficking case. This is directly related.

DOJ: Ex-Manafort Associate Firtash Is Top-Tier Comrade of Russian Mobsters

SoD Mattis is on vacation. The Pentagon wasn’t ready for this. Here's our statement on Donald Trump kicking heroes out of military

Diversion at any cost.

Trey Gowdy acted like a lawyer for Kushner during closed-door questioning, Democrat says

Senate votes against repealing ObamaCare

What happens if Trump fires Mueller? March For Truth, in cooperation with our partners, will be in the streets.

Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut” - Michelle Obama

ICYMI "We All Knew About the Trafficking"-The Untold Story of Trump Model Management (Part 1)

In the last three days, Republican men in the house have threatened their female senate colleagues with shooting and beating

Democrats fight for time and transparency on gop health/tax bill

Senator Chris Murphy talks with Rachel Maddow about what is at stake in resisting the Republican health/tax bill and how he hopes to use amendments to buy time for Americans to read the Republican plans and make their voices heard.

13 Trump Scandals That Would Have Derailed Any Other President

By now folks starting to realize all my stories are true. Kislyak phone was hot mic. Among its many intercepts, Ryan

WATCH: Trump mocks protestor at rally, says "he's going back to his mommy"

The deep industry ties of Trump's deregulation teams

Senate has thrown down the gauntlet. Firin' Sessions will do no good without a recess appointment. Trump's trapped!

C Lewandowski_ to GMA: Pres. Trump "has a legal authority to fire Robert Mueller if he wants to...Rod Rosenstein could also be terminated"

The ACA is not failing on its own – it is being actively sabotaged by POTUS and the Republican Majority in Congress.

Trump says he's called on legislators to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. But...he hasn't really

Ex-CIA official Phil Mudd tells CNN: ‘Start prosecuting the president because he’s the leaker-in-chief’

...but he can declassify anything he wants??

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

House passes Russia sanctions bill, setting up veto dilemma for Trump

Bob Casey tells @MSNBC there should be a review into HHS over the Dept.'s alleged use of taxpayers funds to lobby against Obamacare.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump wants to ‘level playing field’ by opening investigation of Clinton

NEW VIDEO: McCain humiliates Trump. Trump humiliates Sessions. Breitbart humiliates Trump. @GOP ready to climb down

3 GOP voted against Russian sanctions

Know we know who butters their bread.

SenateGOP voted to start debate on secret bill that rips health care away from 22-32M Americans. A sad day for the Senate and our country

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump wants to ‘level playing field’ by opening investigation of Clinton

Breaking: GOP get vote to proceed on healthcare.

Pence cast tie breaking vote.
No debate
No CBO score.
They have no idea what they voted for.
John McCain ruins his legacy.

Ivanka Lawyers Up

MORE: Senate committee issues subpoena for former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort to appear at hearing tomorrow