Thursday, March 8, 2018

BREAKING: UK police update total number of people treated as a result of former Russian spy's poisoning to roughly 21.

#BREAKING: Report: North Korea's Kim will offer to meet with Trump

Interior Dept spent $139K on new doors for Zinke's office

Right now @NBCNightlyNews South Korean National Security advisor delivers letter to @realDonaldTrump from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Rep. Adam Schiff says Corey Lewandowski "was unwilling to answer" questions...witnesses don't get to pick and choose when it comes to very relevant testimony to our investigation,-so we requested.a subpoena."

MCCAIN on new tariffs: "Reminiscent of failed protectionist trade policies of the past, this decision will harm the American economy, hurt American workers, and damage relations with America’s allies and partners."

Eleven nations sign new TPP trade deal without US

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for an arraignment hearing as a protester holds up a sign

With cyber war raging, think before you click

Student killed in an apparent gun accident at an Alabama high school has been identified; person of interest in custody

Schiff just said he wants Erik Prince to return to HPSCI and wants Nader to testify, says there are “significant discrepancies” over Seychelles meeting accounts. Conaway declines to comment

U.S. Asks China for Plan to Reduce Trade Deficit by $100 Billion Trump’s tweet says request was for a $1 billion cut annually—less than 0.3% of the countries’ annual trade gap

Wow. A photo of Trump at the raunchy The Act night club in Las Vegas: an important evening in the Trump-Russia story. Read all about it here

Russians Staged Rallies For and Against Trump to Promote Discord, Indictment Says

Former Trump campaign chief faces arraignment in Virginia

As we continue to learn more about foreign interference in the 2016 election, we MUST do everything we can to protect against ongoing efforts to meddle. I’m proud to lead this bill to protect the integrity of our ballots

With election season starting up, Congressional Republicans failure to #ProtectOurDemocracy is in the spotlight

Jeff Sessions has a huge conflict of interest in a federal bribery case—and It keeps getting worse

Kris Kobach is defending Kansas’ voter registration law in court. On multiple occasions, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson has had to interrupt questioning to correct Kobach and his crew of lawyers and walk them through the intricacies of trial procedure

If this man’s name was passed from HPSCI members/staffers to tRUmp’s legal team, and later to the Russians, then they all, including Nunes & co, just opened themselves up to execution for espionage.

Erik Prince, under fresh scrutiny in the Russia probe over the Seychelles meeting, is hosting a fundraiser for .... none other than Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, perhaps the most Kremlin-friendly member of Congress

Bob Mueller is not naive of the deep corruption of the GOP Congress. If we had a bipartisan congress, he’d have brought obstruction charges a month ago. He realizes his evidence must be overwhelming enough to motivate even the most corrupt via their own self-interest.

Continuing with @realDonaldTrump ‘s policy of inhumanity towards animals...Trump just blocked access to puppy mill inspections with dire implications in Florida

Trump upset with Sarah Sanders over handling of Stormy Daniels questions

Trump reversal of elephant trophy ban underscores the need to watch what he does, not what he says.

America's police chiefs call bullshit on arming teachers

Xi knows if he doesn’t secure power-for-life now, he’ll likely face execution when the debt bubble he’s fueled bursts. See PRC boosting gold holdings? They know what’s coming

SCOOP: In early 2015 Trump met at Trump Tower with two of the guys who would arrange the infamous 6/16 meeting where Manafort, DJT Jr., and Kushner hoped to get Russian “dirt” on Clinton.

Per @DavidCornDC and @Isikoff's new book, the Las Vegas nightclub Trump went to with Emin Agalarov in June 2013—a few months before he visited Moscow—was known for some...salacious...acts

Poisoned Russian spy Sergei Skripal was a close to consultant to Christopher Steele's company Orbis, reports @TelegraphNews. Steele is the author of the Trump-Russia dossier.

"Mike Pence's story is, to a very real extent, worse than that of Hillary Clinton. It's not just the hypocrisy; it's also the fact that his system was compromised."

The Presidents Jokes Are No laughing Matter

Days before the election, Stormy Daniels threatened to cancel deal to keep alleged affair with Trump secret

The top American and Russian diplomats warily circle each other in Ethiopia, but don't meet, sparking controversy

Vladimir Putin’s Re-Election Strategy: Nukes and Assassins

Jared Kushner did not invite the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta S. Jacobson — a diplomat with more than 30 years of experience in the region — to his meetings today with top Mexican officials

.@ScottGottliebMD to health insurers: you're doing it wrong. FDA commissioner weighs in on what @DrugChannels calls "reverse insurance"

Exclusive polls: Big warning signs for Senate Democrats

Excl: Intelligence chiefs now suspect nerve agent that poisoned Sergei Skripal was developed in the SVR's notorious Yasenevo lab in Moscow

Ethics experts: The problem with Jared Kushner in the White House

"Crazy, crazy stuff": Arctic has its warmest winter on record

FRONTLINE examined the geopolitical feud between Iran and Saudi Arabia that has added fuel to the turmoil in Syria, Yemen and Iraq. Watch our 2-part series online

Venturing Into the Swamp, Trump Dines With Major Donors

As Kurds Depart Islamic State Fight, U.S. Faces a Void in Syria

Ex-US attorney: Trump asking White House staff what they told Mueller shows "consciousness of guilt"

Trumps Problem Isnt Whos LeavingIts Whos Staying

Trump Prepares to Formalize Tariffs but Floats Exemptions

Times of London: “If the Skripal poisoning is confirmed as a state-sponsored attack, ministers will come under pressure as a first step to accept the Magnitsky Amendment that allows for the British assets of human rights violators to be frozen.”

Israel needs America's help keeping Iran at bay in Syria.

Stormy Daniels' attorney lays out the secretive process Michael Cohen undertook to go thru arbitration without Daniels' knowledge to place a restraining order on her, says Sarah Sanders made false statements at WH today. The process was "untoward," he said

“This will be the closest that we have seen to a trial on climate science in the United States, to date.”

"How can hawks who saw the mess that George W. Bush made of Iraq entrust a harder war to an even less experienced president?" @conor64 looks at those cheering for the advent of war with Syria:

THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PORN-STAR, STORMY. A WHITE HOUSE IN ENDLESS CHAOS. USA LEADERLESS. Mulligan giving Evangelical Christians and the Republican Party are silent, pretending like Trump’s desecration of the American Presidency isn’t happening. Past time they own their disaster. — John Dean

Graham seeks special counsel to probe FISA abuse claims: DOJ, FBI 'got off the rails'

Putin praises Trump, says US political system eating itself

Scoop: Sinclair has a new promo campaign. Local anchors are required to read this script. It sounds a lot like pro-Trump propaganda

Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen is trying to silence Stormy Daniels, obtaining a secret restraining order in a private arbitration proceeding and warning that she faces penalties if she publicly discusses a relationship with Trump, NBC News has learned.

Charles Koch breaks with Trump, comes out against new tariffs

China Vows Retaliation if Trump Engages in Trade War

Russian firm Prevezon, whose lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya attended Trump Tower mtg, reaches new accord with US on how to pay $6 million settlement in laundering case by using escrowed funds from Prevezon's NY real estate

Rex Tillerson reportedly squandered over $60 million that he was offered to counter Russian election meddling.

Transcript before House Intel shows that Erik Prince did not mention meeting with George Nader while in Seychelles. Dems say if he did meet with Nader, he lied to committee. Nader now cooperating w Mueller

ICYMI: Putin basically argues that the world without Russia doesn't have the right to exist

Putin brags about personal relationship with Trump: I have "no disappointment" with him

NEWS: @SenTomCotton opposes @realDonaldTrump's proposal for broad, wide-ranging tariffs on steel & aluminum. "...It would probably backfire..."

Whose baby does she have? #StormyDaniels Paternity

California Gov. Jerry Brown responds to federal immigration lawsuit against the state: "I do think this is pure red meat for the base ... but this is pure speculation -- that Jeff [Sessions] thinks Donald [Trump] would be happier with him."

Father of Parkland victim slams NRA videos

Stormy Daniels' lawyer: White House claims are "nonsense"

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti says that his client "won't hold back" if given the chance to tell the story of her relationship with Donald Trump. Avenatti tells Lawrence O'Donnell that the White House's response to Daniels is "absolute nonsense".

Mueller has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles just before the inauguration was an effort to establish a back-channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin

Trump threatened to fire White House counsel if he didn't deny threatening to resign: report

EXCLUSIVE: Mueller has learned about Trump's attempts to speak with two key witnesses. This shows how the president is disregarding his lawyers' advice to not do anything that could appear to be obstructing the Russia investigation.

NYT: Trump ignores legal advice, talks to witnesses about Mueller

The New York Times reports that President Trump spoke to Reince Priebus and Don McGahn about their testimony to Mueller’s team, raising questions about obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Lawrence O'Donnell explains

Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that one of her email accounts was hacked, people who were present for her testimony tell NBC News.

Jeff Sessions calls out California on immigration failures after announcing lawsuit

Trump blames video games, Parkland student proposes real policies

Pressure from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student activists has pushed the Republican Florida House of Representatives to pass a gun control bill. David Hogg, a survivor of the massacre, joins Lawrence O'Donnell

Trump wanted WH counsel McGahn to deny Mueller firing story: NYT

Ari Melber talks with Michael Schmidt, reporter for The New York Times, about new reporting that Donald Trump talked to Reince Priebus and Don McGahn about their testimony to Robert Mueller and pressed McGahn to deny a story about Trump's desire to fire Robert Mueller.