Thursday, March 29, 2018

Analysis: Trump says U.S. will leave Syria ‘very soon’ — despite promises not to telegraph military moves

Mass violence in the U.S. usually follows warning signs from attackers, report finds

JUST IN: White House: Russia expelling US diplomats is a "further deterioration" in relationship with US

We’d like to confirm that we are no longer advertising on Laura Ingraham’s show and are monitoring all of our ad placements carefully.

JUST IN: Nestle, Joseph A. Bank pull ads from Laura Ingraham show despite apology

He’s careening across America without a stop light, a stop sign, or cop on the beat. Congress MUST be his check. — Rep. Eric Swalwell

Here's a complete list of Laura Ingraham's sponsor

Sessions: No special counsel to probe FBI, but U.S. attorney investigating

Trump is giving Jeff Bezos the Kaepernick treatment, and Amazon stock continues to sag.

Mueller probing Russia contacts at Republican convention: sources

Kremlin deflects blame for Skripal poisoning, accuses American

Here’s what Donald Trump could do if he really wants to stop Amazon’s abuses

Laura Ingraham Apologizes to David Hogg for Tweet Accusing Him of Whining

BREAKING: Special counsel Robert Mueller pushed for former Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates' help to investigate collusion

JUST IN: House Democrats are calling on the FBI to investigate whether Jared Kushner leaked classified information to Saudi Arabia's crown prince, according to a letter obtained by CNN

This is how the Russian state is spreading disinformation following the Salisbury attack. We know the tactics they use, but they don't change the facts

Michael Cohen’s Attorney May Be a Worse Lawyer Than He Is

When a 23-year-old spa attendant said she was sexually assaulted by Steve Wynn, the casino's head of human resources told her: "You need to keep your mouth shut."

"We can engineer it"

The @NRA acknowledged in a letter to me on March 19 that it maintains accounts with foreign donations that could fund political activities intended to sway the American political debate and influence campaigns

Investigators say there is more documentary evidence tying the Syrian regime to war crimes than existed against the Nazis.

By meeting with Kim you have sent a message around the World to every tinpot Dictator that the only way to ensure their evil regimes survival & to garner concessions from the United States, is to develop nuclear weapons

Why Devin Nunes and His Local Paper Suddenly Can’t Stand Each Other

The numbers don't lie. When Republicans looked at the cameras and said "you will get a tax cut," they were talking to wealthy Americans and big corporations. They *were not* talking to middle class families.

Trump dined with Lewandowski and others Monday in the White House residence. Kelly, who has previously said he wouldn’t allow Lewandowski on the grounds unless he personally escorted him, wasn’t there

Welp. Time magazine appearance probably starts the countdown on the end of Jeff Sessions' tenure as Attorney General. Someone will get too jealous. h/t

Trump is right. Stock market is going up. We are at near full employment. GDP is around 3%. Problem: none of that means a damn thing to 75% of Americans. If CEOs and shareholders are prospering, you should, too.

Trump confirms his "concerns with Amazon"

MUST READ-As David Shulkin is ousted, he pens scathing OpEd about why: "I have been falsely accused of things by people who wanted me out of the way....I am proud of my record and know that I acted with the utmost integrity."

The White House views the killings of black men by police across the country as local issues. They aren’t

LATEST: The painful truth for Britain is that punishing the Kremlin for state terrorism means putting its own house in order. Boycotting games and expelling diplomats won't faze Putin. Taking away oligarchs' toys and castles and political influence will:

Trump proposal would penalize immigrants who use tax credits and other benefits - including DACA recipients

European counterintelligence officers tell BuzzFeed that George Papadopoulos's meetings with the Greek Defense Minister, who is reportedly a Putin ally, before and after the election should alarm U.S. investigators.

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in are going to meet on April 27th for the first time since 2007, the two countries announced after high-level talks

Cambridge Analytica helped ‘cheat’ Brexit vote and US election, claims whistleblower

Parkland student calls for boycott of Laura Ingraham advertisers after she mocks him over college rejections

Wisconsin Republicans are trying to slip through a provision in the dead of night to let an out of state mining company destroy rare hardwood wetlands. The company, Meteor Timber of Atlanta, and their attorneys have given $63,700 to Wisconsin Republicans

Leaked memo: EPA gives its employees talking points on how to downplay climate science

Upset about how much of your data Facebook has? Wait until you see what Google has got on you

News that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Trump's campaign, reportedly accessed information from about 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge has sparked a long-awaited privacy awakening among internet users

Who is Ronny Jackson, Trump's pick to run Veterans Affairs?

New filing in United States v. Alex Van Der Zwaan: Sentencing Memorandum

David Shulkin is out as the head of the VA

The guy Trump picked to head the VA did the @POTUS physical last year. Then said: “I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years he might live to be 200 years old.”

Presidential Pardons that obstruct justice will be struck down. And they’re 100% not valid against state charges, anyway.

Trump claims border wall construction has begun in tweet about fence repair that started under Obama

Apparently Inforwars contributor detained at the airport, told that they have to stand before the grand jury

Trump lawyer said to have suggested pardoning possible witnesses

The New York Times Editorial Board argues Stormy Daniels has more credibility than Donald Trump, and most Americans agree – especially now that we know Trump's fmr. defense lawyer reportedly floated pardons to the lawyers of Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort.

Why ex-Trump lawyer John Dowd is 'in the sights of Mueller'

After a new report that fmr. Trump lawyer John Dowd discussed the possibility of pardons for Flynn and Manafort, ex-DOJ official Harry Litman says Dowd is likely now a target of Mueller's investigation. Jill Wine-Banks & John Heilemann also join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Prosecutors: Trump campaign leaders tied to Russian intel officer

The Washington Post reports a new court filing from Robert Mueller is the most direct connection between the Trump campaign and Russia. Betsy Woodruff and Jed Shugerman join Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss how this filing could lead closer to the White House.

Trump may rue selection of Bolton for national security adviser

Rachel Maddow looks at John Bolton's relationship with Robert Mercer and Cambridge Analytica and other matters already being investigated by Robert Mueller.

Surprise Trump VA pick faces tough confirmation to a tough job

Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, talks with Rachel Maddow about the daunting challenge of running the V.A. and the particular challenges Donald Trump's new V.A. secretary pick, Ronny Jackson, will face through the confirmation process.

Trump lawyer floated possible pardons to Manafort, Flynn: Reports

Bob Bauer, former White House counsel under Obama, talks with Rachel Maddow about reports that Donald Trump's lawyer, John Dowd, broached the possibility of pardons with Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort.

Trump shops for new hires from TV and small, familiar circle

Rachel Maddow looks at how Donald Trump's recent hires have come from people he is immediately familiar with or has seen on Fox News, which is not a good strategy for putting together a legal team as Robert Mueller's investigation appears to be heating up.