Monday, February 12, 2018

Rachel Brand had been unhappy with her job for months before DOJ announced her departure, sources close to Brand tell NBC News. Brand grew frustrated by vacancies at the department and fear she would be asked to oversee the Russia probe, the sources said.

While #TheResistance just seems to be catching on to all the bots & trolls infiltrating the group by posing as resisters; I remind you that this isn’t a new problem. And one the resistance was warned about long ago. Automated bots were pushing #/FBR. Think about that.

Devin Nunes next plans to investigate the role ex-CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama intel officials played in promoting the Steele dossier, Real Clear Investigations reports.

After the success of the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign, Russian-influenced Twitter accounts are test-running other hashtags designed to stoke anger—particularly among Trump supporters—against so-called 'deep state' forces, according to analysts at Hamilton 68

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Abraham Lincoln February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865

Every state should have a paper ballot backup. This is not complicated.

Pelosi resurfaces Trump tweet vowing not to cut Medicaid, Medicare after Trump budget that makes cuts to both

Hmm....sounds like they were concerned that the incoming admin was potentially compromised by the Russians and that they were trying to figure out how to ensure that the IC followed its normal protocols while still protecting national security. (i.e., this is damning to POTUS)

Distractions have derailed Team Trump’s economic message

Grassley & Graham are raising Qs about an email Susan Rice sent to herself on Inauguration Day, recounting a Jan 5 meeting with Obama, Biden, Comey, Yates. They discussed the possibility that “we cannot share information fully [with the Trump team] as it relates to Russia”

After the #GOPTaxScam, we know this isn’t about deficits & “fiscal responsibility”, it’s about eviscerating vital programs.

Udall Response to #TrumpBudget

The party of the mega-donors. Sickening. Citizens United the original sin

Looks like Trump has a new spokesman

Comment on Scott Walker — Ron Perlman

Hang in there, patriots. It’s too late to stop #TeamTreason’s day of reckoning. Far too late. The flailing you see from GOP’ers in Congress & WH is a sign of panic, not strength. Their crimes will come out. People will go to jail. It’s that simple.

JUST IN: Letter sent to Donald Trump Jr.'s apartment containing unidentified white powder, NYPD says, and opened by his wife; she and two others were decontaminated by firefighters at the scene. Police and Secret Service are investigating.

.@RealDonaldTrump repeatedly promised he wouldn’t cut Medicare and Medicaid but his budget does exactly that- “The plan also calls for major cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and other social programs, reductions that conservatives have long sought.”

.@realDonaldTrump's proposal would do very little to make our ailing infrastructure better, but would put unsustainable burdens on our local government & lead to #TrumpTolls all over the country, all while undermining important protections like #BuyAmerica.

Thread: All the terrible things that are going to happen with information

.@PressSec, asked why the WH let Rob Porter handle sensitive information with only an interim security clearance, told briefing room: "You guys are the ones who publish classified information and put national security at risk."

Trump proposes defunding PBS, NPR

Do you like paying tolls? Then you’ll love Trump’s infrastructure plan

Trump's budget plan would cut Medicare by $554B over the next 10 years

There have been only three weeks during Trump’s entire presidency in which he had scheduled daily briefings on five days of the week, according to WaPo.The most recent was the week of Sep. 25, 2017

The next recession is really going to suck

Somebody haz a sad about his not getting cleared


Trump Plan May Sell Assets Including Airports

Trump Plan May Sell Assets Including Airports

Trump Presidency 'is a Tragedy,' Former Vice President Joe Biden Says

Trump’s new budget just decimated two of America’s most beloved longstanding institutions

Russian media reports that Putin held a phone conversation with Trump today. We always seem to be the last to know

Representatives for President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee still won’t say what the committee did—or plans to do—with the tens of millions of dollars it pledged to charity last year, The Daily Beast reports.

Utterly astounding that 6 wks after slashing taxes on the wealthy & biggest corps, creating a huge deficit, @realDonaldTrump asks older Americans & middle-class Americans to make up the difference by slashing Medicare & Medicaid.

McConnells immigration gamble

Security clearances help prevent blackmail. Suppose a foreign power last year told Rob Porter they had photos of his ex-wife after he assaulted her. They want Porter to do XYZ. What would he have done? We don't know, but no White House official should ever be in that position.

Pennsylvania Republicans have drawn a brand new congressional map that is just as gerrymandered as the old one

Clash with witness shows Nunes' drive to discredit dossier

Reup: A possible clue to the mystery behind the Trump administration's unexplained firing of the top Pentagon officials overseeing Guantanamo military commissions trial system. Whether or not it's not related, it's creating new trouble for the 9/11 case.

To stay in power, the GOP are willingly letting the Russians interfere in our elections.

Parts of Puerto Rico hit with blackout after explosion at power station


PR firms like Ketchum, and Brown Lloyd James take money from our enemies and pump it into the MSM— rewarding ‘journalists’ & editors for puff pieces on their clients. Ketchum helped Putin become @Time’s ‘man of the year’. This practice is a scourge on free press and must end.

EPA records show that wherever Scott Pruitt’s schedule takes him, he often flies with a much more expensive first or business-class ticket, citing unspecified security concerns.

Trump may be the most anti-women US President ever!

Gillibrand: Congress should take action if Trump won't resign over sexual misconduct allegations

Russians successfully penetrated voter registration rolls in 21 states before the 2016 election, a top U.S. official says.

Feinstein writes a detailed refutation of the Grassley-Graham criminal referral on Christopher Steele, doubles down on an assertion she has made repeatedly: “Not a single revelation in the Steele dossier has been refuted.”

"The United States of America continue to wage war against the Russian Federation in all areas."

FM Lavrov: vast majority of the countries of the world view Russia as a natural guarantor of global stability and defender of values such as rule of international law, central role of UN, sovereign equality of states and respect for their right to determine their future

“The hackers known as Fancy Bear, who also intruded in the U.S. election, went after at least 87 people working on militarized drones, missiles, rockets, stealth fighter jets, cloud-computing platforms or other sensitive activities, the AP found.”

Trump, Ivanka rally to aide Hope Hicks defense after Porter scandal

I had no idea that Rep. Devin Nunes was so close to General Michael Flynn. He was in communication with him as a member of the transition team while Flynn was secretly working with the Kremlin.

Schiff: “The president is unhappy about being in the position of having to declassify our rebuttal to the Nunes memo, which he thinks is vindication for him, because it will reveal how flawed the Nunes memo is.”

Actually, @NYTimes and @WashingtonPost have seen record numbers of new subscribers because of your attacks on the free press and their exposure your Administration’s malfeasance. It’s your approval ratings that are the lowest in history after just one year in office.

West Virginia Woman Dragged Out of Capitol for Reading State Reps Political Donations

Rob Porter’s Ex-Wife’s Powerful Essay About Sexual Violence: “Thankfully, my strength and worth are not dependent on outside belief — the truth exists whether the President accepts it or not.”

Central Park Five Defendant Takes on Pres. Trump over 'Mere Allegations' Tweet

Trump sold a $40 million estate to a Russian oligarch for $100 million—and a senator wants to know why

Analysis: As long as the GOP and the White House release information favorable to their case and suppress anything that contradicts them, nobody can honestly judge the truth behind the memo

If you’re wondering whether anyone can DO anything about security clearances at the White House, the answer is YES. We can pass the Security Clearance Review Act.

Nunes' partisan media site crashes after "attack" on its servers

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act has sailed through the House of Representatives and has the full support of the President of The United States. What is it and what does it mean for you?

Gillibrand: Congress should take action if Trump won't resign over sexual misconduct allegations

Flake calls for review of security clearance backlog

Wait, so Michael Goguen is tied to the Trump administration directly and is investing in weapons companies?

Opinion: Republicans are making a mockery of their reputations

40% of servers live in poverty and 80% of servers are women. The Trump administration’s attempt to steal their tips is an attack on women workers, plain and simple

Dan Rather shreds Trump for defense of Porter: Have the lives of these women not been "shattered and destroyed?"