Wednesday, January 31, 2018

BREAKING: Before Deputy AG Rosenstein testified before the House Judiciary committee last month, Trump talked to members of Congress and suggested questions they could ask Rosenstein at the hearing, source tells CNN

Here's the generals reacting to increasing our nuclear arsenal

JUST IN: Gowdy announces retirement from Congress

The FBI confirms that the memo contains “material omissions of fact” that “fundamentally impact” its accuracy. Nunes used this memo to mislead the House. Will the President now use it to mislead the country?

For a $35 campaign contribution to Trump you can have your name shown on the screen during the livestream of the #SOTU on his website. He literally found a way to make money off the State of the Union. Absolutely pathetic & corrupt to the core.

A Trump nominee says carbon dioxide can't be pollution because "Our flesh, blood, and bones are built of carbon."

Republicans are refusing to return Steve Wynn's donations

Breaking details of Dec meeting.

Senate breaks tradition, confirms Trump nominee without home-state senator's approval

Melania Trump stays seated after husband praises ‘faith and family’ as ‘center of American life’ — and declares ‘in God we trust’

Rep. Joe Kennedy speaks to @GStephanopoulos after giving the Democratic response to the State of the Union.

ICYMI: The EU removed Panama, seven others, from its tax haven black list - ICIJ

San Juan's Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has denounced the U.S. government’s plan to end emergency food and water aid to Puerto Rico.

We should probably get a straight answer as to whether this bombshell memo they want to use to stop the investigation into the white house is maybe just something cooked up by the white house..

The head of Moscow’s foreign intel service, which masterminded 2016 election interference, supposedly talked to CIA Director Mike Pompeo about working together on terrorism

Britain and China have agreed to "intensify" their relationship, PM Theresa May says in Beijing

CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently met with top Russian spies when they traveled to the US, according to the US ambassador to Russia

Russian Spy Chief Reportedly Met With U.S. Intelligence Officials Despite Sanctions

“Donald Trump sexually assaulted over 20 women” is being projected on to Trump’s DC Hotel

The U.S. immigration fight is shifting from Trump's wall to green cards for family members

From The Post's Editorial Board: "#ReleaseTheMemo" is nothing but a hyperpartisan attempt to discredit Mueller

Trump said several times that the U.S. must limit legal immigration for the sake of national security. National crime data does not back up that claim.

Kennedy unloads on Trump: "This is not who we are"

Trump: Congress should allow federal agencies to fire those who "undermine the public trust"

Mueller Seeks Interview With Ex-Spokesman for Trump’s Legal Team

The things Trump didn’t say tonight say A LOT about his dangerous, negligent agenda

Opinion | A divisive and misleading State of the Union

Trumps plans for immigration, infrastructure meet swift resistance in Congress

Companies that employ "Dreamers" are scrambling to find out what kinds of legal trouble they could face if DACA isn't renewed by the March 5 deadline.

White House chief of staff John Kelly was not receptive to a pitch from top DOJ officials Rod Rosenstein and Chris Wray Monday to not release the Republican memo alleging FBI abuses. Trump hasn't seen memo but wants it out and wants to oust Rosenstein.

Melania travels to State of the Union separate from Trump in break with tradition

CNN Instant poll: President Trump gets the least positive reaction for a State of the Union address in at least 20 years

The Trump administration let a Russian spy chief visit the US— even though he was legally barred

Full transcript and video: Joe Kennedy delivers the Democratic Party's response to President Trump's State of the Union address

Opinion | Trump’s State of the Union: A diatribe against immigrants

Big donors ready to reward Republicans for tax cuts

Team Trump Just Blew Its Cover

New Hampshire bill would impose work requirements on food stamp and welfare recipients

Stormy Daniels to Jimmy Kimmel: It ‘doesn’t look like my signature’ on Trump statement

New emails show Scott Pruitt personally directed the EPA's website purge

Why is the President so afraid to sanction Putin, his associates, or other corrupt Russian actors and officials? Why is he giving Putin a free pass after he attacked our democracy? What is he so afraid of?

Trump's lawyers arguing Mueller hasn't shown sufficient need to interview Trump: report

Europe's economy grew faster than the US last year

By refusing to impose sanctions passed by Congress, President Trump is placing Russian interests over the rule of law.

Trump officials face bipartisan blowback over Trump refusal to add new sanctions against Russia

Trump applauding himself

"The fundamental and inescapable reality is that a man driven by revenge is in charge of the federal government (and its nuclear arsenal)."

Stormy Daniels (going on Kimmel tonight after Trump's State of the Union) issues a new statement saying she is denying having an affair with Trump not because of a settlement but because “it never happened.”

Fact-checking site crashes during Trump's State of the Union

Oh boy. The cover of tomorrow’s @NYDailyNews

Trump's top health official traded tobacco stock while leading anti-smoking efforts

McCaskill: Outrageous for Trump to ignore Congress on sanctions

Senator Claire McCaskill talks about the Donald Trump White House defying a wide majority vote by Congress to impose sanctions on Russia and the peculiar change in position by Republicans on Russia and law enforcement.

Trump White House foot-dragging on implementing Russia sanctions

Rachel Maddow looks at how the Donald Trump administration has been eager to serve the wishes of Russia on the issue of sanctions.

Wray, Rosenstein ask Trump to block Nunes memo from release

Devil Barrett, reporter for The Washington Post, talks about new reporting that FBI officials have asked the White House not to allow the release of the Devin Nunes memo.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Joe Kennedy Democratic Response

The State of Resistance is Strong

Devin Nunes Won’t Say if He Worked With White House on Anti-FBI Memo

Bottom line: There are no more benign explanations for Trump, Assange, or Fox News. They coordinate on behalf of Russian interests.

Schumer presses Trump on report that Russian under sanctions entered U.S

We’re introducing the #ANTIQUITIESActOf2018 today to protect our #MonumentsForAll from the Trump administration’s unprecedented and illegal attacks on our #PublicLands.

US EP-3 🇺🇸 flying in international airspace over #BlackSea was intercepted by Russian Su-27 yesterday. Interaction determined unsafe as Su-27 came within feet & crossed EP-3’s flight path, causing EP-3 to fly thru Su-27's jet wash. See for yourself:

An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump based on public knowledge

Paul Ryan accuses the FBI of "malfeasance" & pushes to release #NunesMemo for "transparency"

"Two words I don't think we'll hear tonight on the economy? Thanks, Obama."

Um.... NBC

DEMS POUNDING @realDonaldTrump for not implementing Russia sanctions... here @SenatorShaheen holds up sanction list and says this admin is ignoring a threat to the US.

This is the language of the dictatorship you had planned, Paul. But I'm afraid you've got it backwards. *You* will answer for your crimes.

BREAKING: Dow falls 400 points

Farenthold Backpedals on Pledge to Repay Harassment Settlement Funds

Today, Congressman Paul Gosar contacted the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking they consider checking identification of all attending the State of the Union address and arresting any illegal aliens in attendance.

"Trump is even talking to friends about the possibility of asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider prosecuting Mueller and his team."

Trump administration is proposing to develop three new nuclear weapons, including systems designed intentionally to be more "usable." Yesterday 16 senators sent this letter to the president, detailing the reasons why this new nuclear policy undermines US security.

Congress gave @realDonaldTrump the tools to hold Russia accountable. He chose to reject implementing sanctions – showing brazen disregard for an action with overwhelming bipartisan support

One year after our nation’s intelligence agencies unanimously concluded that Russia attacked our democracy, House Republicans are going after the FBI and Department of Justice instead.

Ryan defends release of memo on alleged surveillance abuses, but warns against tying it to Mueller probe

There are more than 5 million Syrian refugees. The Trump administration has admitted 2 of them.

LPGA legend Suzann Pettersen on Trump: "He cheats like hell. So I don't quite know how he is in business. They say that if you cheat at golf, you cheat at business."

Trump Turns GOP into a Conspiracy of Dunces

GOP senator: Trump decision not to implement new sanctions against Russia is "perplexing"

Scott Pruitt said in a 2016 radio interview that Trump would abuse the constitution, and was "dangerous" and "a bully"

Fmr WH ethics lawyer for GWB Richard Painter HAMMERS Republicans for their #sedition: "If Members of Congress had been behaving this way during the Cold War, we'd all be speaking #Russian by now."

Pompeo: 'I have every expectation' Russia will meddle in 2018 midterms

"Fox News needs to explain why they are airing Kremlin Active Measures aimed at the American public and calling it 'news'."

FBI has a *second* dossier (by Cody Shearer) that independently corroborates some findings in the #SteeleDossier, including sex-related kompromat on Trump from his trip to #Russia🇷🇺in 2013

Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI

Congress voted 517-5 to impose sanctions on Russia. The President decides to ignore that law. Folks that is a constitutional crisis. There should be outrage in every corner of this country.

The W.H.'s nominee to be ambassador to Chile, Andrew Gellert, has "deep financial ties to the family of Jared Kushner," Bloomberg reports. A close friend of Jared's father, one of Gellert's most prominent ties is his shared interests in 666 Fifth Avenue.

Melania Trump's travel for three months cost twice what Michelle Obama's cost per year: report

Calls across internet to Boycott State of the Union, deny Trump ratings

Trump was furious over Justice Dept guidance against releasing classified Nunes memo: report

Wait...WHAT? That was my reaction today on the Intel Committee when I learned the Chairman HAS NOT read the materials in his FBI-brainwashing memo that’s headed to the public.


Trump won't implement new sanctions against Russia despite pressure from Congress

@realDonaldTrump Trump has done everything in his power--including working with these enablers on Capitol Hill--to make sure that this investigation of him, his family, his aides, his campaign, his transition does not come to fruition, and this was part and parcel of it tonight

Goldman Sachs: "high probability" of stock market correction in coming months

Names of campaign donors to be flashed during live stream of Trump’s State of the Union speech

What the...

Federal judge blasts ICE for ‘cruel’ tactics, frees immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir

“Trump, Putin and the mob. Part 6: Trump, Felix Sater and their ties to mafia Don Semion Mogilevich”

Putin is laughing right now. I mean, think about it: He screws with our election, he knows we won't come together to go after Russia, and he's got Trump & the Republicans going after our own intelligence agencies instead. Putin must just love this.

Trump won't implement new sanctions against Russia despite pressure from Congress

British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia

a retweet by Louise Mensch lol...

How the Joint Chiefs play 'poker' during the State of the Union #SOTU and keep a close eye on the "Supremes"

Strava "is sitting on a ton of data that most intelligence entities would literally kill to acquire," one security analyst warned

Trump has fired or tried to fire everybody in an oversight role in the Russia investigation.

'MONDAY NIGHT SLAUGHTER': Legendary investigative journalist Carl Bernstein calls Trump-GOP attacks on the FBI and DOJ a 'turning point'

Trump zeroes in on Justice Department brass in Russia probe | Analysis by CNN's Stephen Collinson

FISA warrants typically are big thick documents, 50-60 pages. If the Nunes memo about one is just 4 pages, you can bet it’s a carefully picked bowl of cherries. Made all the more dishonest by holding back the minority rebuttal memo. A real debate needs both. Someone fears that.

29 JAN: Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16s EG01 & EG02 scrambled from Bodø and identified 3x RuAF fighter aircraft in international airspace over the Barents/Norwegian Sea. Photo: ©Are Medby

“Trump is many things, but on this point he is no hypocrite. He has said exactly what he thinks law enforcement should be: his political plaything, his tool for... ‘rewarding friends and punishing enemies.’”

.@TheRickWilson destroys GOP as 'steaming sh*theap' of 'loon-centric' leaders chairing the 'Crackpot Party of Infowars'

Led by @DevinNunes, the @HouseGOP has now crossed the line into the realm of cover up.

Incredible. Trump defies Congress to protect Putin, who attacked the US election to help Trump. Those are plain facts. Is is possible to believe he isn't compromised?

Protect Mueller

The same President who excoriated Clinton after FBI found her handling of classified info extremely careless, now urges release of classified info that DOJ has called “extraordinarily reckless.” He’s consistent — consistently self-serving.

If you wanted the full Gorka quote, here it is

It seems very few people paid attention to this story. They should. Just sayin’.

Putin is celebrating BIG time. Not only did the WH refuse, again, to implement Russia sanctions overwhelmingly put forward by Congress, House Republicans just voted to release a total bullshit memo to obstruct the Trump-Russia Investigation & risk work of our intel community.

"Natalia Veselnitskaya, who organized the notorious Trump Tower meeting, has been named in an explosive Swiss court case about bribery, corruption, and double-agents."

It’s been 8 years since the Supreme Court opened the floodgates for unlimited corporate money to pour into our politics and corrupt our democracy.

Leaked Brexit forecasts suggest every scenario will hurt Britain's economy

BuzzFeed has been leaked the government's latest internal Brexit impact analysis. It shows the UK being worse off under every modelled scenario. Ministers were supposed to be shown it in secret but you can read it for yourself here

U.S. budget deficit to top $1-trillion in 2019: budget experts

Russia’s MegaFon and Rostelecom team up on 5G

THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. @realDonaldTrump is thwarting the bipartisan will of Congress. Also, what does Putin have over Trump?

If you’re Putin, today was a good day: @realDonaldTrump delays your sanctions (again) and @HouseGop (with help from your bots) get their brainwashing #TrumpRussiaConspiracy memo to the public.

Trump administration holds off on new Russia sanctions, despite law

.@HouseGOP must also vote to release the memo prepared by @AdamSchiffCA & let everyone judge both on the merits. Let both memos go forward. It would be absolute hypocrisy for House Republicans to release their memo and not allow Rep. Schiff to release his.

If the Nunes memo is released, Congressman Schiff and other members of Congress should read the Schiff report and all other underlying documents on the House floor—just like Senator Gravel read the Pentagon Papers into the record in 1971. It's their constitutional right—and duty.

Wray just took Trump's rhetoric and shoved it down his throat by appointing someone who it would be absurd to criticize

Evangelical Christians support Trump over alleged Stormy Daniels affair -- despite slamming Bill Clinton over Monica Lewinsky

Funny How Fox Never Mentions That the Alleged FBI-Steele Conspiracy Can Be Traced Back to One of the GOP’s Biggest Donors

President Trump drew criticism for his apparent acceptance of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denials of election meddling.

The White House denied playing any role in FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's abrupt departure, though the president seemed to be involved in a public relations campaign against McCabe

Trump won't implement new sanctions against Russia despite pressure from Congress

CIA director expects Russia will try to target U.S. mid-term elections

Russia accuses US of election interference