Thursday, January 4, 2018
Among Michael Wolff’s most explosive revelations: Trump's legal spokesman quit upon concluding he’d personally witnessed President Trump obstructing justice on Air Force One
Press Sec. Sanders, today: "The president believes in enforcing federal law," regardless of the topic, including marijuana.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding a policy that allowed legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country without federal intervention.
As more states, including California, legalize and regulate marijuana, both for medicinal and recreational use, turning back the clock on federal enforcement is a waste of limited resources. I believe the hands-off policy should be reinstated, by Congressional action if necessary https://t.co/N2cA83k94g— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 4, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding a policy that allowed legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country without federal intervention. https://t.co/cCSBb2uFwb— The Associated Press (@AP) January 4, 2018
Trump says in this video that he’d never let his pick for Attorney General ban recreational marijuana, says it should be up to the states. Maybe he should tell Jeff Sessions this.
"Everybody was painfully aware of the increasing pace of his repetitions. It used to be inside of 30 minutes he'd repeat, word-for-word and expression-for-expression, the same three stories — now it was within 10 minutes" https://t.co/UqDrNS2eXY he needs a mental evaluation.— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 4, 2018
Just started in earnest.
Millions of people in the path of the winter storm are dealing with dangerous wind, ice and snow. Low temperatures froze part of the Boston harbor, as parts of Boston could see more than a foot of snow Thursday https://t.co/Agrhsh386Q pic.twitter.com/w9Vy8iXnCx— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 4, 2018
"Mark Corallo [former spokesman for Trump's personal legal team] ... privately confiding [to Wolff] that he believed the meeting on Air Force One represented a likely obstruction of justice — quit."
Acting USA Kim: With Reza Zarrab’s guilty plea and Hakan Atilla’s trial conviction, two men at heart of brazen scheme that blew billion $ hole in Iran sanctions regime, now stand convicted of serious fed crimes
Good work by SDNY in this important case. https://t.co/dL6wHYdyeP— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) January 3, 2018
Acting USA Kim: With Reza Zarrab’s guilty plea and Hakan Atilla’s trial conviction, two men at heart of brazen scheme that blew billion $ hole in Iran sanctions regime, now stand convicted of serious fed crimes— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) January 3, 2018
“It’s a running joke [in the West Wing] that nuclear war could start from the private residence during Fox primetime,” one Trump aide told The Daily Beast. “Sometimes the joking includes more uncomfortable [or] nervous laughter than other times.” https://t.co/DqIdi8K6k3— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 4, 2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issues statement saying "all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing."
“We are making an error the contemporary world cannot understand and the generations of the future will not forgive” - Former British prime minister Tony Blair
FCC chairman Ajit Pai has abruptly canceled his 1st public appearance since the repeal of net neutrality rules
"Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally dictated a statement in which Trump Jr. said that he and the Russian lawyer had “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children” when they met in June 2016.."
"Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally dictated a statement in which Trump Jr. said that he and the Russian lawyer had “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children” when they met in June 2016.."https://t.co/cIQxYWm3xs— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 4, 2018
Democratic Sen. Mark Warner says President Trump's financial issues are more suited for special counsel Robert Mueller than the Senate Intelligence Committee
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using executive authority to name 17 interim U.S. attorneys in cities from coast to coast.
Lawrence O'Donnell looks at the portrait White House insiders – notably, ex-White House Chief Strategist and Trump confidant Steve Bannon – paint of President Donald Trump in Michael Wolff's explosive new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."
Trump's attorneys sent Steve Bannon a cease and desist letter in the wake of Michael Wolff's new book, ABC News reports, citing a non-disclosure agreement Bannon signed during the campaign. Lawrence O'Donnell, Tim O’Brien, & Joyce Vance react.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met unannounced with Speaker Paul Ryan today. Rachel Maddow theorizes Rosenstein was going around House Intel Cmte. Chair Devin Nunes, who requested documents from the DOJ about the Russia probe related to the Trump dossier.
Rachel Maddow highlights excerpts in the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury, that add details and possible new avenues of inquiry for potential obstruction of justice cases against the Trump team.
Senator Richard Blumenthal talks with Rachel Maddow about the growing pressure on Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley to release the Fusion GPS testimony transcript to the public, as well as that of Donald Trump Jr.
Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general, who helped write the special counsel regulations that are the subject of a new lawsuit by Paul Manafort against the Robert Mueller investigation.
Rachel Maddow reports on a trip by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss the Trump Russia investigation and House Intel chair Devin Nunes.