Wednesday, January 17, 2018

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly tells @marykbruce immigration deal presented by Sens. Durbin, Graham "fell short" of what Pres. Trump wanted, and should include all lawmakers who have been involved on DACA discussions

Sen. Kamala Harris just torched Trump’s DHS Secretary over her racist dogwhistling

White House directed Bannon not to answer House Intel Cmte's questions about transition, his time in WH, his time SINCE LEAVING WH, convos w/ Trump, convos w/ people in the admin or people OUTSIDE OF THE ADMIN.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski arrives for meeting with House Intel. Cmte.

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta: Contrary to what Trump’s doctor claimed today, most doctors wouldn’t say Trump is in excellent health.

EXCLUSIVE: Three Silicon Valley insiders are sounding off on what they say is Facebook's failure to protect users

Team Trump Cooks Terror Stats for Bogus Immigration Argument

Trump says privately that a terror attack could save him and GOP from 2018 election bloodbath

NEW: Freedom Caucus demands vote on tough border bill in exchange for supporting bill to avoid shutdown

White House reacts to Sen. Flake's floor speech which slammed Pres. Trump for his attacks on the press, says Flake "is criticizing the president because he has terrible poll numbers."

The special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller would still be able to continue if the federal government shuts down over the budget

It wasn’t until late August that alarm bells were raised in the White House about Michael Wolff's book

Durbin: "We cannot allow this regimen of fake news, and alternative facts, and words like those, to diminish our commitment to the basic constitutional protection of freedom of the press. It is essential to the future of our democracy."

BREAKING: AP Sources: Steve Bannon attorney relayed questions to White House during House interview, was told when not to respond.

Bannon escapes subpoena, negotiates voluntary interview with Mueller instead.

Investigators Are Scrutinizing Newly Uncovered Payments By The Russian Embassy

Adult film star: Trump cheated on Melania with me

InTouch to Drop 5,000 Words From Stormy Daniels on Sex With Trump

Facebook investigates Russian links to Brexit vote

White House insists Trump in “excellent” health after heart disease report

A meeting between John Kelly and Hispanic lawmakers on DACA was cordial but consisted mostly of talking points

Press Sec. Sanders tells @CeciliaVega that if a government shutdown happens "the blame, the fault will all lie at one place"

Sen. Jeff Flake says Trump’s attacks on a free press have “inspired dictators and authoritarians”

Trump has a shocking conflict of interest with China

Why is CBS/Viacom releasing a story alongside RT?

New details this morning: FBI agents showed up at Bannon’s DC home last week.

Breaking News: A former CIA agent was arrested by the FBI. He is suspected of compromising agency informants in China, many of whom were killed.


Trump bad in bed, says porn star Stormy Daniels: report

Senator Lindsey Graham Questions Kirstjen Nielsen at DHS hearing Trump Words

“So What Did We Learn? Looking Back On 4 Yrs of Russia’s Active Measures” my latest post on the intel failures we should avoid & indicators we should look for moving ahead

WATCH: Sen. Orrin Hatch removes a pair of glasses he's not wearing

Nuclear war won’t hit suburbs, conservative magazine assures readers

Is ripping families apart what makes America great?

Some Republicans face opposition as they try to avoid a government shutdown. Some Democrats say they will not vote to keep the government open without a DACA deal. Talks stalled after President Trump reportedly used a vulgarity to describe some countries

Laura Ingraham Mocks Sen. Cory Booker Over Remarks to DHS Sec.: ‘Bad Acting’

Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in the US: "I didn't go into the country by my choice. I was a kid. I know there's laws but ... they should have some consideration to individual cases just like mine."

As I attempted to ask questions in Roosevelt Room of Trump, WH press aides shouted in my face to drown out my questions. I have never encountered that before.

This way madness lies

BREAKING: North Korea, South Korea agree to march together under unified Korea flag at Winter Olympics, South Korea says

“Fake news” has gone from useful dodge and easy applause line to a license to create entirely new realities. “Alternative facts” seems quaint compared to the weaponization of misinformation that’s occurred.

Fake News Awards has been downgraded to a "potential event,” per Sarah Sanders

How much is Putin worth? The range is from $70B-$200B depending on who you ask.

The working title of Michael Wolff's book was "The Great Transition: The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration," signaling a sympathetic view to the White House

Roberts County: A year in the most pro-Trump town in America:

Gerrymandering case reaches Pennsylvania court with stakes for 2018 election

Gov. wants to grant immunity to police

McCain rips Trump for his "unrelenting attacks" on media in powerful op-ed

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms


Israel says Trump will move embassy to Jerusalem two years earlier

SCOOP: ICE is planning a massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws

Yesterday The Chinese credit agency, Dagong Global Credit Rating Co, has downgraded the United States' credit rating from A- to BBB+ The Agency cited "political deficiencies."

Nearly everyone who spoke with Michael Wolff for his tell-all book thought someone else in the White House had approved their participation

Would the Air Force Let Airman Trump Near a Nuclear Weapon?

What do Kushner talks with China's Anbang mean for Trump?

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