Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sen. Kennedy’s first question to Mark Zuckerberg would be: Is it a fair bargain for me to give up all my personal data to Facebook, in exchange for “me being able to see what some of my high school buddies had for dinner?”

Breaking: In response to requests from AG and members of Congress, DOJ IG Horowitz says he will investigate the FBI's request for FISA warrant on "a U.S. person"-- a reference to Carter Page. Probe will include role of "confidential FBI source"-a reference to Christoper Steele.

Trump’s plan to rig the census is a “holy shit” moment for democracy

BBC News - Spy poisoning: Highest amount of nerve agent was on door

Mueller's new court filing on Manafort, Gates and Russian intelligence is significant. It could increase pressure on Manafort to flip -- while also making it harder for Trump to close down the Mueller probe, a former investigator tells me

JUST IN: Court rejects Walker's request to delay Wisconsin special elections

WaPo confirms NYT report: John Dowd allegedly raised the possibility of pardons for Paul Manafort and Michal Flynn last summer.

Trump’s Attacks On FBI Could Help Supporters Accused In Anti-Muslim Terrorist Plot

The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Wanted His New Company To Work With Trump Campaign’s Manager

David Shulkin has lived in Trump personnel purgatory for the past several weeks. He's hardly the first. A look at how Trump dangles firings and spurs speculation -- and how the speculation affects government and how those affected cope. w

Judge says emoluments case against Trump can proceed in DC

JUST IN: White House won't rule out possibility Trump will issue pardons in Russia probe

Exclusive: Cambridge Analytica data is still circulating - harvested from thousands of Facebook profiles

Manafort associate had Russian intelligence ties during 2016 campaign, prosecutors say

Cache of campaign data seen by Channel 4 News from a #CambridgeAnalytica source, detailing 136,000 individuals plus their personality and psychological profiles - despite assurances it had been deleted

Ecuadoran Embassy in London cuts off Julian Assange's Internet

A little-known former prosecutor with a doctorate in medieval history will now be playing a central role on Trump’s legal team, Reuters reports, as many top-tier lawyers shy away from representing the president.

Presidential historian: Republicans "sold their souls" to Trump "and the check bounced"

McCain to unleash on Trump, GOP in new tell-all book

Trump attack unleashes oppo against Mueller

Trump hates Amazon, not Facebook

A judge has rejected an attempt by Scott Walker to delay a court-ordered deadline to call special elections for two vacant legislative districts in Wisconsin. That means Walker is still facing a Thursday deadline

Facebook has lost $100 billion in 10 days — and now advertisers are pulling out

Disney Channel star joins White House press team

Sessions and Kushner Square Off, and Prisoners Hang in the Balance

Analysis: After U.S. expels 60 diplomats, Russia does what it’s best at: Trolling

At height of Russia tensions, Trump campaign chairman Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine

NBC News: In a court filing tonight in the Special Counsel's case against Alex van der Zwaan it identifies a Person A (an associate of Paul Manafort) as having ties to the Russian intelligence service, GRU, in 2016 when Rick Gates was in contact with Person A.

The Trump Organization has five active projects in India, a country where corruption is common in the real estate industry.

I've been getting a lot of requests from Indian journalists, so here are some of SCL's past projects in India. To the most frequently asked question - yes SCL/CA works in India and has offices there. This is what modern colonialism looks like.

Kim Jong Un’s meeting with President Xi presents a new challenge for Trump

Christopher Steele wrote a report about death of Putin media czar/RT founder Mikhail Lesin that said he was murdered Steele handed that report to FBI

‘He knows he is done’: Veterans Affairs chief lies low amid rumors he’ll be ousted

Carter Pages Multimillion-Dollar Dream

Stormy Daniels' lawyer: We have "a lot of embarrassing information" on Trump we haven't shared yet

NBC News: Here's the filing. Person A is identified in previous pages as an associate of Paul Manafort:

Articulate whistle-blower says data miners took “colonial” delight in secretly manipulating other countries

Report: Peter Thiel employee assisted Cambridge Analytica

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer has filed a motion in federal court seeking to depose President Trump.

Facebook stock keeps sinking

Yes, a sitting president can be indicted, says former acting solicitor general

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier has been privately pressing Paul Ryan to make Blake Farenthold stick to his pledge and pay back $84,000 he used in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims brought by an ex-employee.

Instead of protecting our country from foreign attack, Devin Nunes is using his position as House Intel Cmte Chairman to investigate the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s emails

An unheard-of problem: The President can't find a lawyer

New report contradicts police on US death of former top Russian

Jason Leopold, senior investigative reporter for Buzzfeed News, talks with Rachel Maddow about new evidence in the mysterious death of RT founder Mikhail Lesin, including a secret report from Christopher Steele.

Trump aims to pervert census count with citizenship question

Vanita Gupta, CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the Donald Trump administration's intention to add a citizenship question to the census is a bad thing and how resistance is organizing to prevent it

Senate Democrats ask DoJ officials to protect Mueller from Trump

Senator Richard Blumenthal talks with Rachel Maddow about letters sent by Senate Judiciary Democrats to the top five in the Department of Justice line of succession, asking them to promise not to interfere with or end the Mueller investigation even if ordered to do so, echoing a Watergate-era strategy.