Friday, November 30, 2018

George H.W. Bush has died, according to his spokesman

RIP George HW Bush. He loved America and served with character, class, and integrity.

The look you get right before your wife says, "we need to talk"...

Acting AG Whitaker had early warning of fraud accusations against company he continued to promote for years, new records show

This is my deer in headlights/fuked face

Why the G-20 Leaders Are Gloating Behind Trump’s Back Amid the latest #Russia revelations, the president’s foreign rivals will be coldly calculating how long he can last.

WATCH: The 'Trump Baby' blimp makes its debut in Buenos Aires as President Trump arrives for the G20 Summit.

Does Pence deserve a $12, 800 raise? Republicans want to give the raise to the wealthiest cabinet in history when they are in power

Oligarch questioned: the guy who bought Trump Florida estate and whose jet and yacht had an amazing habit of turning up in places where @realDonaldTrump was. I wonder what he might have to tell the authorities.

“I had sexual intercourse with [Alan] Dershowitz at least six times,’’ Roberts wrote in the 2015 court affidavit. “The first time was when I was about 16, early on in my servitude to [Jeffrey] Epstein and it continued until I was 19.’’

Richard Burr confirms that the Senate Intel Committee "has made referrals to the special prosecutor" for criminal prosecution. "In a lot of cases, those might be tied to lying to us."

Manafort transferred ownership of million dollar Florida mansion near Mar-a-Lago for $10 from jail: report

Hello from the DC federal courthouse, where special counsel prosecutors and Paul Manafort's lawyers are appearing to discuss a date for sentencing. Manafort has waived his appearance, so he's not expected to attend. On the new claims that Manafort lied:

This... this is revolting.

New documents released by the Federal Trade Commission suggest that Matthew Whitaker misled the agency's investigators as he was stepping into his role last year as Justice Department chief of staff, Bloomberg reports.

BREAKING: D.C. Circuit just announced that the Dec. 14 oral argument in the mystery grand jury witness case POLITICO reported on will take place in CLOSED SESSION. Earlier:

As Trump Panic-Tweets, Putin Cracks His Whip and Shows Him Who’s Boss

Roger Stone and Michael Caputo have amended their congressional testimony.

Lawyers for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort due to return to court

Here's what accused Russian spy Maria Butina could tell the Justice Department, and how what she knows would #FuckTrump

Trudeau presses Trump to remove tariffs at G-20 trade agreement signing

Russia confirms armed forces participation in attack on Ukrainian naval vessels

A statement by the President

Belgian Air Force on NATO air policing mission intercepts Russian fighters

The surprisingly high number of Americans getting absolutely no raises

"I've known [Jeffrey Epstein] for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side." -- Donald J. Trump, 2002

"Trump’s inner circle has always been a cesspool...And there is a reason for this...It is because he has unethical jobs for them to do."

Keep in mind that with every lie that has been told by members of the campaign to the FBI and Congress, Russia has been able to hold the truth like a sword of Damocles over Trump’s head.

Nancy Pelosi: "Our diversity is our strength, but our unity is our power and we will use that power again in a unifying way for our country."

"We believe, buried in the basement of the Capitol, at the House Intel Committee, are pages of lies from a number of witnesses particularly in the Trump family, Trump campaign, Trump business that Devin Nunes has protected..."-

Frankfurt prosecutor says Deutsche Bank raid continues for second day

German Air Force: No suspicion of criminal cause behind unscheduled landing of Merkel's plane

The Russian Leverage Over Donald Trump

Trump cancels Putin meeting after Cohen admits he lied about Moscow project

If it’s an ‘illegal hoax’ then it’s a justifiable investigation. Thank the Lord you have been bequeath blinding stupidity otherwise our Republic might actually be threatened. You’re going to prison, Traitor.

Ryan Zinke says he's a fierce opponent of selling public land. For the second time this year, his agency has proposed unloading acres in Utah.

Meadows penned 'confidential' plan to fight back against Dem probes into Trump: report

Deutsche Bank’s Troubles Are Donald Trump’s Troubles

LATEST: Authorities are investigating the possible sabotage of Angela Merkel's plane, which suffered an electronics failure on the way to the G-20 summit

Ukraine bars Russian men from entering the country, days after it cited fears of a Russian land invasion

Lawrence: Clock may have started ticking on Donald Trump tonight

A key line from President Trump's gaggle with reporters: "There was a good chance that I wouldn't have won, in which case I would have gotten back into the business, and why should I lose lots of opportunities?"

Trump rolls into the G-20 meetings looking very weak. 2 of his buddies -- MBS and Putin -- are pariahs. He cancelled bilats with 2 allies. The whole world is watching Mueller. As an American, I dont like this set up. Not in US national interest to have our leader look so weak.

Matthew Whitaker was notified about what was going to happen today, but he wasn't asked. That seems important.

#Russia’s state TV host Evgeny Popov angrily reacts to the news of Trump canceling meeting with Putin, says Trump is doing so only because of the pressure he’s facing re: Cohen’s plea. Popov points out that earlier Trump said the meeting was still on, calls him “imbalanced.”

"This isn’t rocket science, it’s just horrifying," says @JulietteKayyem. "Ivanka and Don Jr. are now fully implicated in the selling of American democracy for the Trump family gain."

Manhattan U.S. Attorney announces distribution of more than $695 million to victims of Madoff Ponzi scheme

The hostile intelligence service (HoIS) that invented nonsense about Seth Rich’s murder to cover for their RIS hacker pals, now wants to stifle the “free press.” What’s next, a “privacy & good govt advocate” fleeing to Putin’s Russia?

Putin’s leverage over Trump, deliberately hidden from voters who would never have voted for someone whose balls they knew were in a hostile leader’s hands, can no longer be denied. The jig is up.

Cohen knowledge a 'very dangerous threat' to Trump

As Trump calls Michael Cohen a liar, @AshaRangappa_ doubts Rudy Giuliani's claim Cohen and Trump didn't contradict one another in responses to Mueller. "This is a Jedi mind trick," she says, noting Giuliani needs to show proof: "Pics. or it didn't happen."

Michael Cohen's guilty plea suggests Russia knew something that people around Trump were working hard to hold close

In May, BuzzFeed News published the definitive story on the secret dealings of Cohen and business associate Felix Sater with political and business figures in Moscow

Deutsche Bank's employees face the prospect, again, that part of their bonuses could be swept away by scandal

President Donald Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada are expected to sign a revised trade pact Friday that changes many of the rules governing the free flow of commercial goods across North America.

Silent for so long, Robert Mueller is beginning to show the public the building blocks of a case that could imperil Donald Trump's presidency

A DC neighborhood group just voted to rename the street in front of the Saudi embassy for slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi


NEW: Cohen started cooperating with Mueller in August before he pleaded guilty in SDNY

Emails Show Sheryl Sandberg Ordered Facebook’s Opposition Research On George Soros Contradicting Earlier Statements

"We believe, buried in the basement of the Capitol, at the House Intel Committee, are pages of lies from a number of witnesses particularly in the Trump family, Trump campaign, Trump business that Devin Nunes has protected..."

Cohen plea shocker exposes Trump camp lies about Russia dealings

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Trump tariffs blamed for slowdown, less hiring at new Volvo plant in South Carolina

"If Mueller is proceeding without being throttled, without being stymied and he’s proceeding at this kind of a pace... everything is aiming right at the President personally and that's got to be very unsettling for them"

Last year, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed Cohen’s outreach on the Trump Tower Moscow deal received no response. As Cohen’s plea demonstrates, they lied. They helped Trump by providing false corroboration. This is a counterintelligence nightmare.

James Comey has filed a petition in DC federal court challenging a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee for closed, non-public testimony

"The Trump Organization planned to give Putin a $50 million penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow"

Trump says he misses New York

WSJ now reporting: “Investigators obtained emails about the project from late 2015 and January which Mr. Cohen communicated with or copied Mr. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and his daughter, Ivanka Trump”

lol police inform Laura Loomer that Twitter isn't pressing charges and she can stay chained to their door as long as she wants

Breaking: GOP Senator Tim Scott has decided to oppose the nomination of controversial federal judge Thomas Farr, effectively ending his chance of being confirmed. With GOP Senator Jeff Flake and all Democrats voting no, Farr will not have enough support to pass.

Trump Pal Bought IAmAF**got.Com and VaginaBoy.Com, Then the Sites Attacked His Enemy

BREAKING Russia rejects Trump's canceled meeting, Kremlin ready for contact

From MSNBC: Snoop DAG Rod Rosenstein is still overseeing the Mueller investigation and Whitaker hasn’t taken over the machinations according to @nytmike from the NYT.

BREAKING: US official: No criminal charges filed against 42 migrants arrested during caravan protest that ended with tear gas.

In both of his guilty plea hearings, Michael Cohen has gone beyond the court filings to make clear his criminal actions were specifically on Trump's behalf

This is significant: Trump's business negotiations were happening with Putin’s office directly, not just with real estate developers in Moscow

Being a sad sack to own the libs

In the past 24 hours...

Federal agents showed up unannounced at the Chicago City Hall office of Ed Burke, kicked everyone out and papered over windows, according to the Sun-Times. Burke has apparently been Trump's lawyer on reducing his property taxes in Chicago.

The bulk of POTUS’ bilateral G20 meetings have been cancelled mid-flight. Translation: he’s going to sit in his hotel room and pout for the majority of the trip.

Opinion: Tucker Carlson, neo-Nazi favorite

Mark Warner: "There seems to be a trend here amongst so many of the President's closest allies, that they don't tell the truth. Although, you've also got a White House that seems on a daily basis not to have its facts straight."

.@ABC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: Michael Cohen expected to plead guilty to lying to congressional committees investigating Trump collusion, sources tell @ABC.

Michael Cohen, Pres Trump’s former personal attorney, reaches new plea deal with Mueller this morning. Expected to enter guilty plea for false statements to Congress coupled with dozens of hours of testimony potentially damaging to Pres Trump--Special Counsel values testimony.

Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress about the Russia probe!

BREAKING NOW: @ABC Special Report on breaking news in the Mueller investigation imminent.

Journalists have abruptly been alerted to a hearing in a “USA v. John Doe” case at the federal court in Manhattan at 9am this morning.

How Donald Trump appeals to men secretly insecure about their manhood

The prison reform bill is being held prisoner by Mitch McConnell

Another previously unreported detail: The professor who told Papadopoulos about Russia’s dirt on Clinton told Simona Mangiante—before she met George—that she should “pretend to like Trump” if they did meet.

"Trump, a princeling who was raised in luxury [and] never held accountable for any of his countless personal and business betrayals and failures... is not good with stress," writes @TheRickWilson: "Playtime is over, and Donald doesn't like it."

The details of Katie Johnson’s allegations are deeply disturbing & graphic. She describes Epstein violently raping her AFTER Trump did, furious that Trump stole the girls virginity not him. Knowing Trump, is it hard to believe him capable of forcibly raping a 13 year old Virgin?

House GOP’s lame-duck tax package would cost $55 billion, CBO says

Trump ramps up attacks on Mueller

Police found over 50 firearms - including AK-47s and sniper rifles - and Nazi memorabilia in the home of a California man charged with making criminal threats to kill. “I can’t even put into words what could’ve been forthcoming,” an officer said

The world is slowly turning against Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman even as Trump digs his heels in

Attacks on Hillary’s Health Started After a WikiLeaks Tip

Robert Mueller appears laser-focused on Roger Stone. These emails explain why.

The Trump administration is using information gathered from asylum-seeking children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to arrest, detain, and deport their family members and other potential sponsors

Like clockwork. Boy, is he an easy mark. No wonder the Russians and Saudis were able to get him in their pocket

Ukrainian leader says Putin wants his whole country, asks for NATO help

Everyone needs to watch this amazing @Maddow segment on @NancyPelosi.

The president and his legal team are now admitting out loud in public that they are colluding with a convicted felon to surreptitiously gain intelligence on the prosecution that is investigating the president.

"The U.S. has lost three-tenths of a year in life expectancy since 2014, a stunning reversal for a developed nation, and lags far behind other wealthy nations."

A presidential pardon may not cure Paul Manafort's legal troubles, experts tell @ABC

Trump predicted he'll never win a Nobel Peace Prize before going off on a tangential rant about missing out on an Emmy Award for "The Apprentice." THERE ARE NO WORDS ... except the phrase UTTER TERROR comes to mind.

A segment by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest operator of local TV stations in the U.S., defended the tear-gassing of migrant families at the border

Hillary Clinton: "We have a president who is part of the cover-up as to what happened in that consulate or embassy when Mr. Khashoggi was murdered."

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has canceled panel votes on almost two dozen judicial nominations, as Jeff Flake holds firm on his pledge to oppose Trump's nominees until the Senate votes on a measure to protect the special counsel.

The deadline to find a new UN ambassador is approaching quickly with no obvious front-runner

Russia blocks Ukrainian Azov Sea ports: minister

What would actually happen if Trump actually closed the border with Mexico?

Fact Checker: A tour through the tumbleweeds of Trump’s thoughts on the Fed

Runaway teen Virginia Roberts was working at Trump's Mar-a-Lago when she was lured by child-rapist Jeffrey Epstein into a life of depravity & sexual abuse. Epstein 'lent' her to other men, including his attorney, Alan Dershowitz.

Jerome Corsi tells me he lied, is ready to die in jail, and Roger Stone may think Corsi was the intermediary to Wikileaks

In a way he can. My scoop: Mueller has audio of Kislyak discussing funneling Russian money to the GOP. His phone was hacked by the good guys and turned in to a recording device


BREAKING: Our new report finds that the child uninsured rate in on the rise again after many years of progress.

What Obama Talks About When He Talks About Trump At an appearance in Houston on Tuesday, the former president had no trouble explaining a reference to Trump as Voldemort

Opinion: The stunning implications of the Manafort-Trump pipeline

Trump administration agrees to allow Saudi Arabia to acquire a sophisticated missile defense system

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will reportedly have 20 minutes of alone time in Buenos Aires

Warren demands lobbying firms come clean on Saudi ties

Trump's buddy Jeffrey Epstein, whose sex parties Trump attended in the 90's, is the news again.

The Senate narrowly votes to advance a controversial judicial nominee with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie

Why President Donald Trump is talking about a "chicken tax"

Fox News is taking never tweet literally. But they won't explain why.

Jerome Corsi admits to @AriMelber that he lied to Congress, and that he tried to get stolen Clinton emails back to the Trump campaign in 2016 with the intention of helping the campaign.

Randy Credico is upset. "What Roger Stone is confided in me about your depraved sexual behavior and your venal economic crimes is enough to put you in prison and then orange jumpsuit to match your hair for the rest of your fat life"

Veterans Affairs Dept. tells congressional staffers it won't repay underpaid GI Bill recipients, sources say.

Merkel: We sanction Russia for the sake of international law

“Espionage” may soon become a highly relevant part of the national vocabulary for the first time in decades. Note, I’m not tossing the “T” word (“treason”) around. Its narrowness under Art. III would make that a mistake. Espionage isn’t treason. But it’s a very big deal.

NEW: Trump getting his Brexit briefings from … Nigel Farage

An explosive letter has been sent to Schiff's office claiming that Papadopoulos coordinated with Russians with Trump's knowledge in the weeks following the election. Authorities are taking the letter "very seriously"

Mitch McConnell is actively blocking the will of the people by not allowing the bipartisan effort to protect Mueller go through. As Trump keeps losing his grip, who knows what he'll do.

Deutsche searched in money laundering probe over Panama Papers

Explosive news from parliament today. Colins reveals Facebook knew in 2014 that Russia hacked users' data. Mueller's indictments show this was exactly when the Kremlin set up troll factory to target US voters. Why wasn't this disclosed to congress?? What else isn't it telling us?

It's the first time in more than a year that U.S. oil has tumbled below $50

New reporting shows that Trump made late night calls to Roger Stone from blocked numbers during the campaign, around the time Russia was harvesting DNC emails

Deutsche Bank shares plunge as Frankfurt prosecutors search HQ in money laundering probe

Donald Trump pays tribute to his "doppelgänger" Elvis Presley with a special version of "Jailhouse Rock"