Sunday, March 18, 2018

McMaster: US sees signs of Russian interference in Mexican election

Tomorrow, we'll take you inside the world of Cambridge Analytica after our reporters went undercover as prospective clients.

BREAKING from @ruthmarcus: Trump has required White House employees to sign nondisclosure agreements, with penalties of $10 million.

"This is the Trump party right now. I'm just not sure it will be two years from now." GOP Sen. Jeff Flake says he hopes a Republican challenges President Trump in the 2020 primary

Christie praises Mueller for conducting investigation with "great integrity" after Trump attacks

Cambridge Analytica is trying to stop broadcast of a devastating — trust me — undercover video interview with Alexander Nix by UK’s Channel 4

JUST IN: Top Intel Republican: House Intel Committee did not investigate collusion

Do you know when voting takes place in your state? POLITICO has you covered with everything you need to know before your primary and November

President Trump is at his Virginia golf club today, marking his 101st day at a Trump golf property since taking office

Paul Ryan used private information to make insider trades during the height of the financial crisis.


Germany warns U.S. against trying to divide EU on trade

Wanton theft and chilling privacy invasion require immediate Congressional hearings - and action

No one person has done more to poison and polarize American politics than Newt Gingrich. He is evil and a true cancer on the body politic!

Jared Kushner’s family company made a $103 million deal with a firm closely tied to Japan's government shortly after Kushner met with Japanese PM Abe at Mar-a-Lago and just months after Ivanka met Abe at Trump Tower, Bloomberg reports.

JUST IN: Kushner Cos. repeatedly filed false paperwork with New York officials: report

Exclusive: Sources contradict Sessions' testimony he opposed Russia outreach

Students walked out for gun control. Here's how Congress responded.

TRUMP’s firing of MUELLER "would be the beginning of the end of his presidency, because we are a rule-of-laws nation...& there are many Republicans that share my view,” LINDSEY GRAHAM tells @jaketapper

Trump accuses James Comey of lying under oath about anonymous sources

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday that #Russia has been stockpiling the deadly nerve agent used to poison a Russian former double agent in England and has been investigating how such weapons can be used in assassinations.

Trey Gowdy on Trump lawyer John Dowd calling for shutting down the Mueller probe: “When you are innocent… act like it.”

Trump’s call, through his lawyer, to shut down Mueller comes after news he is probing ties between Trump’s business and the Russians. Democrats and Republicans must speak out NOW against firing Mueller and FOR an independent counsel law - not wait for a constitutional crisis.

Trump exhibiting lots of "Consciousness of Guilt" this morning

“Elections” Putin-style. After killing, imprisoning or exiling his opponents, Putin’s stuffing the ballot boxes just to make sure

Suspended by @facebook. For blowing the whistle. On something they have known privately for 2 years

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Exclusive: FISA Target SVB Bank Server Sent Cambridge Analytica Data to Trump

Time to revisit this!

The mood at the White House these days — a former Trump WH official texts me: “I’ve been trying to find jobs for some people still inside and nobody wants to hire a White House person. It’s toxic ... Everyone inside is broken. ... Everyone is resigned to the worst.”

With President Putin’s victory all but assured as Russians head to the polls on Sunday, only one thing remains uncertain and potentially damaging for the Kremlin: how many people will turn out to vote

NEW: Republicans pushing for "phase two" of tax cuts

‘We saw, in our limited investigation, strong evidence of collusion. However, the Republicans have chosen to bury that evidence’ —Rep Eric Swalwell is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and says the GOP is hiding collusion

Donald Trump's biggest flaw: He's not that bright

Airlines propose long list of rules to kill or revise as part of Trump deregulation initiative

The FBI Is Too White—And It Considers That a “Huge Operational Risk”

They say the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. But that just sounds like someone trying to sell TWO GUNS

24 hours that illustrated why the U.S. is struggling to counter China’s rising geopolitical clout.

Are we in a Constitutional crisis? "There’s a better term for what is taking place in America at this moment: 'constitutional rot.'”

White House weighs rehiring fired Trump aide McEntee

Staff claim Cambridge Analytica ignored US ban on foreigners working on elections

The Observer view on how Facebook’s destructive ethos imperils democracy

BREAKING: Israeli attorney seeks to indict SARA NETANYAHU, wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Democrats Flood Andrew McCabe With Federal Job Offers To Save His Pension The former FBI deputy director was fired two days before he was set to retire with his pension.

ICYMI Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says

Facebook is again having to account for its role in 2016 election

Meet the woman who wrote @realDonaldTrump's campaign Facebook posts - and the tech firm that helped him get elected.


The Trump Tariff Layoffs Begin

Russia had an obligation to declare that it was developing this nerve agent, @JulieBishopMP tells @barriecassidy "Russia has a particular responsibility as a member of the Security Council to uphold international peace and security, she says

Vladimir Putin votes for his almost-certain re-election as observers reveal ballot-stuffing

CNN Key Races: Pennsylvania shakes up the House map with 17 new race ratings

BREAK - UK has evidence gathered within past 10 years that Russia has been gathering & stockpiling the deadly nerve agent #novichok, @BorisJohnson says. This suggests a desire for using chemical weapons in military forces, not just as a tool of assassination. Clear CWC violation

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Massachusetts AG Healey Launches Investigation Into Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State.

This chart is a court document that says Russian mob-related felon Felix Sater laundered $250,000,000 using four Trump properties

Reminder our DUTCH friends gave our Intelligence Agencies 'evidence' & info on RUSSIAN cyber hacking! MSM did NOT cover this enough.

Joe Walsh of all people..." if Trump shuts Mueller down, he should be impeached immediately"

I have been involved in DOJ and FBI disciplinary matters since 1994. I have never before seen the type of rush to judgment – and rush to summary punishment – that we have witnessed in the case of Andy McCabe

Former DOJ Inspector General, former federal prosecutor in NY and D.C

Great piece from @JeffreyToobin. Trump fired McCabe to try to make his future testimony seem politically motivated. And the endgame is still the same: firing Mueller or trying to politicize the eventual damning report from Mueller so Republicans do nothing

“Steve [Bannon] wanted weapons for his culture war… we offered him a way to accomplish what he wanted.”

Total payments to Cambridge Analytica by federal political committees that file electronically (meaning no Senate campaigns)

After McCabe firing, Trump attacks FBI, and his lawyer says Russia probe must end

Another thing to consider- even if you use fb infrequently, or under a different name, fb specializes in querying your browsing history, integration with other apps, and can access your camera and mic when it wants to through its apps

Mueller gives Trump's legal team questions for potential interview: report

Anderson Cooper White House Turmoil Cold Open - SNL

Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) interviews Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon), Rex Tillerson (John Goodman), Michael Wolff (Fred Armisen) and Anthony Scaramucci (Bill Hader).

MUST SEE: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: 'We spent $1m harvesting millions of Facebook profiles'

The Guardian Published on Mar 17, 2018 Christopher Wylie, who worked for data firm Cambridge Analytica, reveals how personal information was taken without authorisation in early 2014 to build a system that could profile individual US voters in order to target them with personalised political advertisements. At the time the company was owned by the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and headed at the time by Donald Trump’s key adviser, Steve Bannon. Its CEO is Alexander Nix How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool

Pat Leahy is calling on Chuck Grassley to hold a hearing on White House politicization of the DOJ’s Russia probe. Leahy writes a note at the bottom of his letter to Grassley: “Chuck — it is serious”

Adrian Lamo, Hacker Who Reported Chelsea Manning to the F.B.I., Dies at 37

The Mercers bring their politics, and millions, to Mass.


Mueller has McCabe memos documenting conversations with Trump