Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trump suggests that Hope Hicks could return to White House

“Justin Kennedy, a trader who arrived from Goldman to become one of Mr Trump’s most trusted associates over a 12-year spell at Deutsche, is the son of a Supreme Court justice.”

The Interior Department plans to let people kill endangered red wolves

Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday in Boston as part of a national day of protests denouncing President Trump’s recently ended practice of separating children from their parents.

General Motors warns the Trump administration that a proposed tariff could force job cuts and raise the cost of cars

Chapel Hill

Scary. A constituent just confronted me and told me I support open borders. I told her that’s not true and I’ve never said that. She said “@FoxNews said you do.” Guys, this is what we are up against. We aren’t battling ideology. We’re battling misinformation.

The EU and Nato are bad for America, Donald Trump is said to have declared

Longstanding friend of Trump and billionaire fundraiser was ready to reveal insider information

Canada imposes massive new tariffs on US in retaliation for Trump tariffs

The Capital Gazette gunman "was there to kill as many people as he could kill," police say.

If your curious what we're up to with all those volunteers, this should explain it a bit. But the short of it is, @AltYelloNatPark is done screwing around.

Another Trump effect: More foreign students are passing on colleges in Texas and U.S.

Despite FSB’s claims of ‘reform’ they still plan to spy on you. FSB patents system that can use your phone's mic that will auto turn on & monitor your TV habits System wd allow FSB to identify what adults & children are watching based on ambient noise

Anthony Kennedy's son, Justin, loaned Donald Trump over a billion dollars

Asked whether the U.S. would recognize Russia’s claim to Crimea, Trump said: “We’re going to have to see.”

Please call the Lancaster Police Department in Pennsylvania & ask them if this is how they treat unarmed & non-violent black men who are complying. The number is: (717) 735-3300

Hey, did you know that now that Paul Manafort's in jail you can send him mail?

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new Congress.”

The areas where #TeamTreason and #TeamTreasonUK intersect are numerous, and well documented by SIGINT. “Bad boys of Brexit” would be wise to tell the truth to investigators, or risk being charged with the underlying crime(s) + perjury. Cc

orian Johnson, 26, was held at gunpoint by police officers in California after being racially profiled by a T-Mobile employee who falsely accused him of burglary, reported the FresnoBee.

How the FBI got tipped off to Manafort’s evidence

Rachel Maddow digs into transcripts of Friday’s court hearing to find out who the FBI says tipped it off to Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort's storage locker, which was raided for evidence last year.

BREAKING: Maine doctor @DrChaya says she is likely to challenge @SenatorCollins in 2020. "I can't sit idly by and just watch this. I can't keep watching this train wreck. Someone has to stand up. That's what democracy is."

My friend @larry_kudlow is lying. Federal deficit by year

Seems like late September or Early October will be Sentencing lalapalooza.

At least 19 ICE investigators are seeking to dissolve the agency, concerned that the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal migrants has limited their ability to pursue national security threats, child pornography and transnational crime

Pres. Obama and Jon Stewart; different method, same message

Republicans have worked overtime to normalize Donald Trump's countless breaks in presidential tradition and his divisive rhetoric but Pres. Obama and Jon Stewart separately and in their own ways remind Americans not to normalize this behavior and to vote. Republican Strategist Evan Siegfried, Zerlina Maxwell and Maria Teresa Kumar join the conversation.

Republicans have suddenly gone silent about the push to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Projecting the faces of the Journalists killed

Keep in mind that these hearings are not designed to ferret out the truth, they’re designed to erode people’s faith and trust in the system in an effort to preempt any negative findings that might surface.

NBC News: U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months

SCOOP: As Trump fights w/ Merkel on defense spending, Pentagon staffers ordered to analyze the costs of a large-scale withdrawal of American troops from Germany. Word of the move is causing a nervous scramble at European embassies in DC

This is consistent with my tweet earlier today and should be required reading. It is time for the Dems to be led by street fighters that are willing to engage and fight like hell. Otherwise, Trump will make 2016 look like a warm-up lap.

Some facts for Trey Gowdy. His Benghazi investigation took 2 years, 3 months, with no real findings. Mueller's investigation has taken 13 months, with 5 guilty pleas, and 17 indictments. Gowdy is in no position to make demands

To understand Trump, look to Pat Buchanan

Long before Trump campaigned on a nationalist, anti-immigrant platform, Pat Buchanan paved the way with his 'America First' campaigns. But there's a catch: Trump denounced Buchanan as being a bigot. Steve Kornacki explores the parallels between Buchanan of the 90s and the Trump of today. Steve Kornacki previews his new book.

“Vote. Participate. Get involved...& do not wait for the perfect message, and don’t wait to feel a tingle in your spine because you’re expecting politicians to be so inspiring and poetic and moving. Politics, like life, is imperfect.” ⁦

This is an amazing interview with @HillaryClinton. "I was hopeful that I wouldn’t see the worst of my fears come true. But it has been worse. I have to tell you, even I did not believe this would happen."

Dems push to stall SCOTUS confirmation as Russia probe unfolds

Senator Cory Booker talks with Rachel Maddow about Democrats’ push to delay confirming a Supreme Court justice until the conclusion of the Russia investigation.

Friday, June 29, 2018

MAGA? G.M. Says New Wave of Trump Tariffs Could Force U.S. Job Cuts

The host of “The Stuttering John” podcast pretended to be New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, and was able to get Trump on the phone from Air Force One

Bayer bought Monsanto and is now stuck with its biggest headache

In simple terms: this is a KGB case officer sitting down with a deeply compromised American oligarch whom the KGB has been tracking since the 1970s. You can write the rest in crayon

Re-up. If you plan on attending #FamiliesBelongTogether march tomorrow, watch out for agitators looking to stir up trouble. Russian trolls have been using the possibility of violence to push civil war/divisive messaging. Don’t give them a victory. Keep it peaceful, patriots

If the Senate needed to wait nine months when Justice Scalia died, then it surely needs to wait four months now. If the American people deserved to have their voices heard then, they deserve to have their voices heard now.

Manafort assistant gave FBI access to evidence in storage locker

BREAKING: AP: Trump says he plans to announce Supreme Court choice on July 9, says he's considering 2 women.

Protesters greet Melania with inflatable Trump in Klan outfit at migrant center

Legal experts say that what the Justice Department has already handed over to House Republicans represents an unprecedented infringement by Congress into a pending criminal investigation.

"Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people," CNN Journalist Jim Acosta shouted at the end of Trump's speech

Comedian apparently tricks Trump into prank call

NEW: Five Immigrant Children In Detention Have Filed A Lawsuit Against The Government For "Cruel" Treatment

Today, Axios reported that Trump wants to withdraw the U.S. from the WTO.#Russia's state TV reported the same thing, NINE DAYS AGO. Are White House officials leaking to Russia?

Trump was taken aback to learn there were 35,000 U.S. troops in Germany and expressed interest to aides in removing them,

A Trump administration appointee to the State Department guts standard UN documents that condemn racism as a threat to democracy

Google and Facebook love your data and found ways around the EU to get it, says

Jon Stewart: "If there’s one hallmark to your presidency that I think we’re finding the most difficult is that no matter what you do it always comes with an extra layer of gleeful cruelty and dickishness."

This Lancastor, Pennsylvania cop just wanted to use his taser. The suspect was nonviolent and compliant. The cop’s actions were unwarranted and abusive. He needs to be fired and prosecuted for assault.

Trump is trying to destabilize the European Union

Wall Street has been left reeling as 2018 has so far upended almost every bet going

Important step to give @OPCW more clout against any use of chemical weapons. But note that the Kremlin is against.

‘What makes Hannity’s comments...particularly vile is that they come from a media personality who is a friend and powerful adviser to President Donald Trump, a politician who regularly uses inflammatory, anti-press rhetoric as a political tool...’

Stochastic terrorism = The public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act.

Emmanuel Macron reinstating compulsory national service in France, 20 years after end of the country's military service system

Is this a bad time to bring up the House Ethics complaint I filed on Rep Trey Gowdy for taking Anti-Hillary group bribes while he was investigating her? When he was caught he returned the money. But then he accepted the bribe via a different political group he runs—sneaky sneaky.

Better headline: Justice Kennedy's son was DeutscheBank lender who loaned Trump $1B for deals when no one else would

Trump tried to get France to leave the EU—blowing up 60 years of integration & cooperation—by offering them a better trade deal

The president's morning rant is careening off the rails as he hurls unfounded accusations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller. No matter how much Trump lies to protect himself and his indicted associates, we must protect the #Mueller investigation

Milo Yiannopoulos Encourages Vigilantes to Start ‘Gunning Journalists Down’

Sorry, Donald, criminal suspects don’t get to pick which judge decides their fate:

In just four months, the American people will determine the makeup of the United States Senate. Given the precedent set by Leader McConnell in 2016, it is only appropriate that the Senate wait until the new Congress is seated to consider any nomination to the Supreme Court.

It is truly ominous that @POTUS would take the word of Vladimir Putin over the unanimous conclusion of his OWN Intel chiefs and SecState—even as they report that Russia is STILL meddling in our elections! It only heightens suspicion about just what this is all about.

Trump’s IRS nominee didn’t disclose properties in Trump-branded hotel

A president under active criminal investigation of whether he won legitimately and whether he has obstructed that very investigation should not be permitted by a mere Senate majority to designate the justice whose votes could prove pivotal to the fate of his presidency.

Rosenstein and Wray hit Trump: We're not angry and we're not Democrats

Letter from top Democrats to the FBI calls out the game the GOP is playing with the Mueller investigation and the FBI

WATCH: Hearing erupts in laughs after Rosenstein points out to GOP lawmaker that you can't subpoena phone calls

Inside the White House’s Quiet Campaign to Create a Supreme Court Opening

FACT: Foxconn is only guaranteed to create 3,000 jobs. 13,000 at the highest estimate. It will cost our state over $200k per job. This is the largest subsidy any state has ever given a foreign company.

Here’s my message to House Republicans — Adam Schiff

Rising stakes stoke passions of community activists against Trump

Ezra Levin, executive director of The Indivisible Project, talks with Rachel Maddow about how outrage over the Donald Trump administration's family separation policy at the border and the generational stakes of a new Supreme Court pick have inflamed an already energized national network of grassroots activists.

These are the five senators who will decide the fate of the Supreme Court for the next 40 years. Tonight they heard from Trump. Tomorrow let them hear from you: 202-224-3121

The Baltic states and Poland have signed an agreement to connect their power grids to the European Union network by 2025 in a bid to end their dependence on Russia dating back to the Soviet era

Amid growing backlash to inflammatory statements by Fox News commentators, the network’s CEO summoned top show producers to a meeting last week and delivered a clear message.

Justice Kennedy, a day before announcing his retirement, voted in favor of Trump's racist, xenophobic travel ban. It now turns out that the judge's son, Justin, was Trump's banker at the Deutsche Bank, known to launder money. It appears that Judge Kennedy has been coerced by DJT

Committee want Matt Oczkowski, a former employee of the now defunct consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, to answer questions about how his new company, Data Propria, uses consumer data.

White, non-Hispanic male shooter

Democrats call out GOP for attacking Mueller, FBI for Trump

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Republicans are trying to help Donald Trump by discrediting the FBI and undercutting the Mueller investigation.

Newsroom shooter Jarrod Ramos was a Trump supporter.

Well, here's an unnerving factoid: Trump's "most trusted" private banker at @DeutscheBank for 12 years was... Justice Kennedy's son!

Capital Gazette reporter demands action after shooting: I couldn't give a f-ck about your prayers

Pres. Trump does not comment when asked about the deadly Maryland newsroom


Laying groundwork to lambast NATO, no doubt.

I also find it fascinating that this Congress exercises no meaningful oversight on any Department of this Administration other than the single Department that is investigating Donald Trump's ties to Russia. Weird, right?

GOP anxious to subvert Mueller as Trump Russia probe pushes on

Rachel Maddow looks at the renewed vigor with which Republicans are trying to undercut the FBI and the Trump Russia investigation, and rounds up the latest reporting on progress in the probe, including scrutiny of Russians guests at Donald Trump's inauguration.

Just in: Paul Manafort is asking the DC Circuit to let him out of jail while his appeal is pending

Some Republicans are suggesting the #McConnellStandard only applies to presidential elections. Respectfully, that’s ridiculous. Regardless of who is president, the Senate confirms a Supreme Court nominee. The people deserve a say on who controls the Senate.

Hundreds of women arrested at protest of Trump border policy

Rachel Maddow reports on nearly 600 women, including at least one member of Congress, being arrested at a single massive protest of Donald Trump's family separation border policy at the Hart Senate Office Building, likely on a precursor to a weekend of planned events.

This is 34 year-old Rebecca Smith, she was a sales assistant at Capital Gazette newspaper. She is described by colleagues as “kind & considerate.” She grew up in Baltimore & played field hockey. She leaves behind a fiancé. We need to make change to America’s gun laws. RIP.

Staffers resolve to put out Maryland paper despite fatal shooting

Republicans use church tax to fund millionaire tax cut

Barring an unexpected change, the Donald J. Trump Foundation will be defending itself in a New York courtroom shortly before this fall’s midterm elections. The proceedings seem unlikely to go well for the institution and its leadership.

Wow, NYTimes buries the lead: Justice Kennedy's son who worked at Deutsche Bank was Trump's "most important lender"—more than $1 billion for real estate when no other bank would go near him

Thursday, June 28, 2018

NBC News: Former Trump campaign official George Papadopoulos, who plead guilty to lying to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, will be sentenced on September 7th at 3pm, per court order

DEVELOPING / NBC News: The unidentified shooting suspect in Annapolis found a way to obscure his fingerprints so law enforcement officials are trying to use facial identification to get his name, officials say. They say the suspect is not cooperative.

G.O.P. infighting is taking Trump's border crisis from bad to worse

LATEST on Maryland shooting

Well, well, well Russian Oligarch money funneled through a Manafort owner shell company used to buy a Trump property....

Sean Hannity Immediately Blames Maxine Waters for ‘Capital Gazette’ Shooting

NEW: Gabrielle Giffords: “Reporters shouldn’t have to hide from gunfire while doing their jobs." "Those representing us in Congress have failed to show the courage we need to keep us safe...We should be outraged. And we should be making plans to hold them accountable."

Kelly expected to leave White House job by end of July: report

Sean Hannity blames Maxine Waters for shooting at Maryland newsroom

Hundreds of female protesters chanting “We Care! We Care!” inside the Hart Senate Office Building today. Many have already been arrested or removed from the building. The ladies are not playing, America

Annapolis Capital-Gazette reporter details horrific scene hiding under his desk \'then hear the gunman reload\

A single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead.

A shooting has occurred at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, a paper that is owned by The Baltimore Sun, according to reports from Gazette staff

Trump IRS nominee failed to disclose that he owns units in Trump hotel:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday offered and withdrew an amendment to the Pentagon spending bill aimed at President Trump’s apparent continued acceptance of Russia’s denials of election meddling

Special counsel eyeing Russians granted unusual access to Trump inauguration parties

How NBC Reporter Jacob Soboroff Helped Kill Trump’s Media Domination

Scott Pruitt Personally Involved in ‘Ratf*cking’ Ex-Aides Who He Feels Betrayed Him

Rep. Jerry Nadler BRILLIANTLY Destroys Republicans "POTUS & some of his closest advisors are under investigation for having participated in a criminal conspiracy w/a foreign power against the US. That is an emergency."

If @realDonaldTrump ever paid for your abortion, now would be a really good time to speak up.

Within 16 years, the federal deficit is expected to be the largest in history, outpacing even the fiscal shortfalls that followed World War II

These Trump staffers — including an ex-NRA lobbyist — left their financial disclosure forms blank

The biggest data-spy breach against EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN.

LOL. Bolton goes begging as Russian state TV brags about electing Trump.

Donald Trump can not appoint a Justice to the Supreme Court, as he is under criminal investigation. It is a conflict of interest, as that Justice would have to rule on Trump's treason/collusion/criminal-conspiracty/money-laundering. That Justice will have to recuse himself.

GOP senator warns she will "carefully scrutinize" Trump's Supreme Court pick

Fact Checker: President Trump announces a major U.S. Steel expansion — that isn’t happening

When Joe Biden was refused service by a bakery in 2012, Republicans absolutely loved it. As a matter of fact, Paul Ryan, who just called for Maxine Waters to apologize, clapped along and cheered Biden's denial of service. The @GOP suffers from amnesia.

"New White House hire shows @SeanHannity is Trump's shadow chief of staff" — says CNN's

MI agency taking in kids from immigration crisis has ties to Trump administration

President Trump falsely claims California Rep. Maxine Waters urged people to "assault" his supporters

A Kansas City immigration lawyer said she broke her foot after being pushed to the ground by an ICE officer. She was trying to follow her client, a 3-year-old, into an ICE building.

The EPA's Pruitt wants to remove the agency's effective veto power over permits to dump waste into waterways

WATCH: FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein are testifying at hearing on the FBI's actions during the 2016 election

Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone

Oleg Deripaska: a key investor in Glencore, the Swiss parent of PolyMet, that just acquired federal land for sulfide mining under the Smith Amendment. It’s time to investigate why these people always get what they want in Washington.

Bill Clinton: Trump has "poured poison" down "America’s throat"