We’ve already got a big problem with @realDonaldTrump trying to gut the @CFPB & let the banks run loose. But now a bunch of senators – including some Dems – are trying to help out some of our country’s biggest banks by weakening financial rules. https://t.co/0x5dposHvg— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 5, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The Roy Moore/Steve Bannon rally tonight is now open to public after 'liberals' gobbled up all the tickets online
LISTEN: Rep. John Conyers is stepping down over sexual harassment allegations. But what about other accused politicians?
Trump's Jerusalem Decision: Palestinians Declare Three 'Days of Rage' Across West Bank; Arab World Outraged read more:
NEW: The Democratic senator, a member of the committee, sent a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday asking him to "immediately issue a subpoena for public testimony and documents from Donald Trump, Jr."
UK judge issues blistering ruling in my favor against Russian bankruptcy liquidator in Magnitsky case. Russian side to pay me and others £1.6M
Tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to pass legislation protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller and to reject any preemptive pardons for his targets
NYT now reporting that Sean Spicer received KT McFarland's Dec. 29 email about Flynn's call w/ Kislyak on sanctions.
NEW from Jay Sekulow, president’s personal attorney: “no subpoena has been issued or received” by Deutsche Bank, citing bank “and other sources”
NEW: Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow, who is facing investigation over embezzling millions from his Christian nonprofit, claims “no subpoena has been issued or received” by Deutsche Bank. Lol.— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) December 5, 2017
Let's review- /1/#Maddow https://t.co/B90hf5R2rf
NEW from Jay Sekulow, president’s personal attorney: “no subpoena has been issued or received” by Deutsche Bank, citing bank “and other sources” pic.twitter.com/gPixDW8elH— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) December 5, 2017
Jay Sekulow tells New Yorker that collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, even if it did take place, wouldn’t be illegal
Dear @JaySekulow: Collusion with a foreign power in a campaign is illegal. It's a straight up violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act among other statutes. Covering up investigations into collusion is also illegal, eg, Perjury and Obstruction of Justice. Get it? https://t.co/483x5cLSP3— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 5, 2017
Jay Sekulow tells New Yorker that collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, even if it did take place, wouldn’t be illegal (note: he doesn’t actually deny collusion). https://t.co/wBj2YFiYgx— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 5, 2017
What the #GOPTaxScam is really about: a vast cycle of corruption rigged for the richest and most powerful Americans.
Trump Informs Abbas, Jordan's Abdullah He Intends to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem read more: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.826990
Trump tells Middle East leaders he will move US Embassy in #Israel to Jerusalem.🤔— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) December 5, 2017
👉🏼Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warns of “dangerous consequences”.
👉🏼Saudi King Salman calls move a “dangerous step that will inflame feelings of Muslims.”https://t.co/1ZDRr9jweM
A dismal week for US diplomacy: First we boycott the UN conference on migration at a time 1 of every 100 people in the world is uprooted; then we change US policy re Jerusalem in a way that could well introduce yet another source of violence in Middle East https://t.co/bGYoBEaLF8— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass) December 5, 2017
JUST IN: NAACP says President Trump should not attend grand opening of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Breaking News: Russia has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games for systematic doping. It’s a punishment without precedent in Olympic history
Schiff reveals that Republicans on House Intel refused to subpoena Deutsche Bank for Trump Organization financial records. He says it's a "troubling double-standard" bc Rs sent subpoenas for Fusion GPS bank records
Schiff reveals that Republicans on House Intel refused to subpoena Deutsche Bank for Trump Organization financial records. He says it's a "troubling double-standard" bc Rs sent subpoenas for Fusion GPS bank records— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 5, 2017
Tax bill protesters facing arrest on Capitol Hill again. Big sit-in on the Cannon House office building.
This is a plea to @realDonaldTrump from the people of America.— Globalist Gary CU.CK (@RogueCIAsurveil) December 5, 2017
Donald, if you’re out there, it’s time to stop running, stop hiding. Everybody knows you are working for the Russians.
Give yourself up to Mr Mueller. Donald, you are sick, you need help. He can help you.
Will American democracy survive Donald Trump? Here are 4 possible scenarios from my book, The Despot’s Apprentice—ranging from the mildly optimistic to the catastrophic
Mike Pence and Reince Priebus Contemplated a Coup to Replace Trump on Ticket Following Access Hollywood Tape
The Utah Resistance is done being polite. They protested by the thousands, called out Nazis, shut down intersections, and faced off with police in riot gear.— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) December 4, 2017
The message was clear. Trump’s not welcome here. And Hatch’s time in the Senate is done. #BearsEars pic.twitter.com/xtc698pJMy
BREAKING: Arab League says US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel would amount to an 'aggression against the Arab nation'
BREAKING: Arab League says US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel would amount to an 'aggression against the Arab nation'— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) December 5, 2017
@SenBlumenthal says that Paul Manafort is “demonstrating CONTEMPT for the COURT. He faces *80 years* in prison “
Female ex-staffer: GOP lawmaker "blackballed" me from politics after I accused him of sexual harassment
Susan Collins says she believes the Trump tax cuts will lower the debt, because Hubbard, Lindsey and Holtz-Eakin told her.
Susan Collins says she believes the Trump tax cuts will lower the debt, because Hubbard, Lindsey and Holtz-Eakin told her.— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) December 5, 2017
Hubbard and Holtz-Eakin have denied ever saying such a thing.
Someone's made a trillion dollar error, and no-one knows who.https://t.co/fgXz7XGTkU pic.twitter.com/cv7RP4Yffh
@RepAdamSchiff says Trump *can* be charged with Obstruction O fJustice and says that Trump "is no more above the law than any other American"‼️
Colorado becomes first in the nation to secure election system with uniform paper ballot voting system and regular ‘risk limiting audits’ of statewide elections.
And speaking of emails.... Why did Pence go to court to hide his emails, the emails he sent WHILE IN OFFICE in Indiana? https://t.co/KAVPAcHsVP— Lee in Iowa (@Lee_in_Iowa) December 5, 2017
Will the media please stop parroting the Trump regime lie that Mike Flynn "lied" to Pence? Pence knew. Pence is a master liar.#TrumpRussia pic.twitter.com/EzGS2jTq5z— Bryan Dawson (@BryanDawsonUSA) May 14, 2017
Pence pleads ignorance as Russia probe deepens https://t.co/HmBU0xLL9O via @politico @VP 🤣😂 #FlynnFlipped You think Pleading Ignorance is a DEFENSE,Especially Since you Got a Letter about Flynn While Heading the Transition Team? #LockPenceUp 🤡 @realDonaldTrump Will B Ousted— Wtfdoicare #Muller +#AgEricSchneiderman will #Maga (@wtfdoicare33) December 5, 2017
The man who is third in the line of succession to the presidency thinks child molestation is fine if it happened a long time ago
The man who is third in the line of succession to the presidency thinks child molestation is fine if it happened a long time ago. https://t.co/Ui2icYDMQa— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 5, 2017
Hatch on Roy Moore: “Many of the things that he allegedly did were decades ago.” pic.twitter.com/Vwfjo03A1B— Patricia Zengerle (@ReutersZengerle) December 5, 2017
Absolutely TERRIFYING Trump is trying to green light his own intelligence agency with Pompeo’s blessing. And yes of COURSE it involves Eric Prince & Ollie North.
Dianne Feinstein requests even more Russia-related docs today from Trump aides, all involving Putin ally Alexander Torshin
Thousands turned out to protest Trump's move to scale back two national monuments in Utah. Read more about it here:
Americans were protesting outside of @repbrianfitz office on Capitol Hill today to protest the #TaxScamBill by demonstrating a sit-in. Patriots. ❤️🇺🇸
Over 2,000 people are marching in Chicago's financial district to protest Trump & the GOP's tax plan
National Monuments belong to the people of this country, with whom they are overwhelmingly popular. Donald Trump has neither legal authority nor popular support for these attacks on public lands.
National Monuments belong to the people of this country, with whom they are overwhelmingly popular.— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) December 4, 2017
Donald Trump has neither legal authority nor popular support for these attacks on public lands. #MonumentsForAll #StandWithBearsEars #SaveGrandStaircase
If 2016 was a scream from working families, this bill means GOP just bought earplugs. Unless you're a lobbyist.
If 2016 was a scream from working families, this bill means GOP just bought earplugs. Unless you're a lobbyist. https://t.co/2d9ohnR5u2— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) December 4, 2017
Over 6,000 DC lobbyists worked on GOP tax bill: report https://t.co/w6SpQTI5kC pic.twitter.com/LgzVWKIUhj— The Hill (@thehill) December 2, 2017
Republicans Will Cut Social Security & Medicare For Poor & Elderly To Pay For Their Tax Plan That Gives to the Rich
“Trump owed Deutsche Bank about $300 million from his real estate dealings before moving into the White House.”
New Doug Jones digital ad features Alabamians who say Roy Moore would threaten the state's business climate: "It's not just that he's embarrassing—Roy Moore is bad for business."
I uncovered these records that reveal Trump didn’t always hate the FBI. So what’s changed? Oh, his treason.
Carol Leonnig, reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about what Donald Trump knew about Mike Flynn's lies to the FBI, when he knew it and who told him as different versions are being put forth by different players in the case.
Rachel Maddow looks at protests across the United States against the Republican tax bill, recognized widely as a giveaway to corporations and rich people at the expense of middle class Americans.
Bob Bauer, former White House counsel, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's legal jeopardy in the Russia scandal, and whether Trump has it within his power to make the Robert Mueller and the Trump Russia investigation go away.
Rachel Maddow points out that Donald Trump's lawyers' arguments about Trump's legal liability in the Russia scandal have changed from denying Trump's actions to excusing them as not illegal. Also noted is that Mike Pence's lies about Mike Flynn need a new explanation.
Rachel Maddow notes that the news in between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be quiet as audiences and newsmakers are distracted by the holidays. This year that does not appear to be the case, however.