Friday, April 13, 2018

Paul Ryan declares support for Kevin McCarthy as next House Speaker: "I think Kevin’s the right guy to step up."

Another scoop at #Patribotics was that Eric Schneiderman had Trump Tower under *state* surveillance for over a year. Michael Cohen lives in Trump Tower.

JUST IN: Russian Ambassador to U.S. on Syria strikes: "The worst apprehensions have come true...We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences."

Ex-Russian spy worked on Trump hotel venture in Moscow: report

NEW: Sources tell us that Mueller has evidence Cohen was in Prague in 2016, confirming part of the dossier

Assad must be held accountable for his horrific use of chemical weapons on his own people. But we don’t put our troops in harms way without a strategy. Pres. Trump must present one to the nation and Congress must vote.

Republican-led House panel orders interviews with Pruitt aides at EPA

NEW: Andrew McCabe attorney says they are considering filing lawsuits against Pres. Trump, senior administration officials alleging "wrongful termination, defamation, Constitutional violations and more." "This is just the beginning."

Kakistocracy, a 374-year-old word that means "government by the worst," just broke the dictionary

BREAKING: The targets U.S. forces were ordered to strike in Syria have been bombed; the “operations are complete”

NEW: Gen. Dunford: "The targets that were struck and destroyed were specifically associated with the Syrian regime's chemical weapons program. We also selected targets that would minimize the risk to innocent civilians."

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White House statement tonight. Explains why Dumayr was hit -- cited as the takeoff point for the Mi-8 copter that dropped the CW on Douma:

An impressive video of the attack on the city of #Damascus. #Syria

Special counsel has evidence Michael Cohen traveled to Prague: McClatchy

#US airstikes attacked the divison 4 Republican Guard in #Damascus #Syria .

So this is how they’re going to do it, and we see who‘s complicit. These three, who steadfastly refuse to conduct oversight of POTUS, are demanding material from an ongoing investigation of POTUS. One leads the committee that leaked Comey’s letter, another colludes with the WH.

Maddow: Trump's personal turmoil taints U.S. military options and national security

After Monday's F.B.I. raid on Michael Cohen, Trump is teetering close to the edge: "I could see him having a total meltdown and saying, 'Fuck it, I'm firing all of them,'" a friend of the president tells

Feds also tell the court they’ve been secretly reading Cohen’s emails from multiple accounts for a while now

#Breaking: Syrian air-defenses are now active as big explosions heard in #Damascus

Trump announces military plan for Syria

So is Trump planning on declaring war against Syria...and then fire Rosenstein while we're distracted?

BREAKING: President Trump will address the nation about Syria tonight, a White House official says

Federal agents who raided Michael Cohen’s home, office and hotel room this week seized recordings, sources familiar with the raid tell ABC News.

The firing of James Comey was a disgraceful abuse of power and recent plans, orchestrated by the RNC and supported by the WH to discredit Comey shows that @realdonaldtrump will go to any lengths to silence Comey and keep the public from the the truth.

Trump phoned Michael Cohen today to “check in,” NYT reports. “The call could be problematic for both men, as defense lawyers often advise their clients not to talk to each other during investigations.”

Trump lawyer negotiated settlement for top GOP fundraiser who allegedly impregnated Playboy model: report

NEW: In a court filing, federal prosecutors in Manhattan confirm that President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, "is under criminal investigation."

#BREAKING: Top GOP fundraiser resigns from RNC after acknowledging $1.6 million payment to Playboy model

Before he was elected Missouri's governor, married Republican Eric Greitens raped a woman, struck her in the face & called her a "whore," the woman told a Missouri House committee. Eric Greitens is a protégé of Mike Pence.

On the day the President wrongly attacks Comey for being a “leaker and liar” he considers pardoning a convicted leaker and liar, Scooter Libby. This is the President’s way of sending a message to those implicated in the Russia investigation: You have my back and I‘ll have yours.

Question: How much time did these 7 “patriots” combined spend serving on active duty in the U.S. military?

White House telling Trump allies to attack Rosenstein on TV to build case for firing him: report

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?'

President Trump is one explosive tweet away from triggering a constitutional crisis

"Can service members maintain a sense of purpose when nobody—not the general public, or the Congress elected to represent them, or the commander in chief himself—seems to take the wars we’re fighting seriously?"

Opinion: Newt Gingrich’s shameless smear of the FBI

Michael Cohen is expected to ask a federal judge Friday morning for a temporary restraining order to stop federal investigators from reviewing and using documents and records seized during a court authorized search, U.S. Attorney's Office says. -

Schumer: Bill to block Trump from firing Mueller would pass by a "very large majority"

But for one man who won't let vote on the floor. Never forget!

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Something is getting under the President's skin....

Patriots, today we need to remember the scene from “Gladiator.” “Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together we survive.” AS ONE!

Tethered to a Raging Buffoon Called Trump

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The Paul Ryan Story: From Flimflam to Fascism

Pence’s office advertises meeting with Peruvian president who resigned 3 weeks ago amid scandal

Comey suggests "something more complicated" may have kept Trump from criticizing Putin

Looks like Comey’s book tour will be fun. The president is already calling for the prosecution of the former FBI director.

The single animating principle of everything Paul Ryan did and proposed was to comfort the comfortable while afflicting the afflicted, says @PaulKrugman

An ex-Secret Service agent who's serving as Scott Pruitt's chief of security has clashed — at least once physically — with top EPA officials who challenged Pruitt’s spending and steered at least one EPA security contract to a biz associate, NYT reports.

Oklahoma Teachers End Walkout After Winning Raises and Additional Funding.

Dear @realDonaldTrump: The Wall hasn't started because Congress hasn't funded it. Also, can you come to Southern California & do one of your toxic rallies? Dems are targeting 5 seats in San Diego/OC. Would help Dems if you unleash yourself & go full #MAGA. And bring swampy Pruitt

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NEW POLL: Americans find Comey more trustworthy than Trump

Has Trump lost support in the South? Most Southerners now disapprove of president's performance

Pruitt may have as many as FOUR federal government email accounts and that FOIA officers at EPA are perhaps not checking the less well known accounts, when responding to FOIA requests.

"You owe Robert Mueller an apology, the men and women of the FBI an apology and you owe the American people an apology."

Sen. Tim Kaine says he doesn't know if he will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo for secretary of state: "I walked in with serious questions and they weren't really laid to rest yesterday by his testimony"

Come on Tim

“If the early reports of Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ are any indication, the fired FBI director decided to take on Trump with both barrels -- delivering an absolutely unsparing and embarrassing portrait of the most powerful person in the country."

WATCH: Pelosi says Ryan still wants to undo Social Security before he leaves Congress

Risking war with Russia because of a Presidential twitter rant. Not the ideal policy process

Trump Tax Plan: 80% of Economic Gains Will End Up Going to Foreigners, CBO Says

How does the @NatEnquirer boost Trump while burying bad news about him? Here's every Trump-related cover since inauguration day

“If...Kalashnikov USA is using Ru parts from a sanctioned Ru company to assemble weapons of war, and Kalashnikov Ru is using FL shell companies to generate profits in Ru, then a determination must be made if violations of sanctions occurred...”

Russia lawmakers draft list of U.S. imports that could be banned


.@RonanFarrow tells CNN's @DonLemon the doorman story of an alleged Trump affair "is significant, because at this point this appears to be a pattern of these kinds of payments to bury stories"

Exclusive: ICE Detains A New Jersey Teacher Who'd Face A Death Sentence In Egypt Ahmed Abdelbasit was condemned over pro-democracy protests in Egypt. His future in the U.S. is now uncertain

White House preparing talking points with hopes of hurting Rod Rosenstein's credibility: Report

Donald Trump's 5 reasons to fire Rod Rosenstein reveal true aim: Obstructing

At the Zuckerberg hearings, there was a virtual absence of questions about the tactics and purpose of Russian information operations against Americans. Why?

If Donald Trump fires Rod Rosenstein national plan to take to the streets

How Scared Should Trump Be of Mueller? Ask John Gotti or Sammy “The Bull”

James Comey's new book includes strikingly personal jabs at Trump that appear likely to irritate the president.

Exclusive James Comey book excerpt: Inside the "loyalty dinner"

This high school student has autism, and the first time he played his guitar publicly, his rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" blew the audience away

Trump Wants to Back Into the TPP. Not So Fast, Say Members

Property values of Trump Tower condos dropping fast

NEWS: Russia's Ambassador in Macedonia threatens that Macedonia will become "a legitimate target” of Russia's armed forces if it joins NATO.

Here’s how much Facebook donated to every lawmaker questioning Mark Zuckerberg this week

Mulvaney in Senate hearing: I'm required to be here but I don't have to answer your questions

Summit Of The Americas Begins, Minus 1 American: Trump

Trump loses fourth national security adviser in three days

"Paid for by the Republican National Committee."

Analysis: Zuckerberg barely talked about Facebook’s biggest global problem

Justice Department is halting program that provides legal advice to detained immigrants "while it examines its cost-effectiveness".

What I Learned From Briefing Robert Mueller

Rep. @tedlieu says career prosecutors and FBI agents would continue any investigation even if Pres. Trump fired "some of the Republicans at the top." "This train has left the station. There's nothing this president can do to stop it."


The U.S. now has blood and urine samples from last Saturday's deadly attack in Syria that have tested positive for chemical weapons, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence.

Wild storm charging across nation to unleash all modes of extreme weather through the weekend

White House Abruptly Orders EPA To Loosen Clean Air Rules In Polluter Giveaway

“Why would you ask the FBI director to investigate a pee tape if you knew for a fact that a pee tape definitely didn’t exist?"

JUST IN: Federal judge rules Trump Justice Dept can't consider sanctuary city policies in awarding grants

Trump’s allies worry that federal investigators may have seized recordings made by his attorney

We’re suing the EPA for appearing the violate federal records law. The EPA is operating in secrecy and has apparently failed to keep proper public records of important decisions

Fmr. FBI Dir. James Comey's upcoming book details what he calls Trump's "mob"-like approach to leadership and takes aim at the President's disposition, which he says created "the forest fire that is the Trump presidency," according to The Washington Post

The Nation Will Pay if Trump Fires Mueller

FCC chairman rejects request from senators to investigate Sinclair

NEW—> Trump, who assails Amazon with false accusations, orders a review of the US Postal Service’s business model

Dismissing NYT report, Trump says he would have fired Mueller last year if he wanted to

CIA director can’t remember if Trump asked him to obstruct Russia probe

FBI may have seized recorded conversations from Trump's attorney

NY Daily News cover hits Trump over Comey book revelations

Lawrence: Trump makes the guilty choice

It is looking unlikely that the President will sit for an interview with the Special Counsel investigation and Lawrence O’Donnell argues that is the choice the guilty make because subjects who have nothing to hide usually want to tell their story.

More reports of Trump rumors and payoffs

The stories about the President and his associates’ legal woes revolved around hush money paid to a door man and possible tapes seized by the FBI. Lawrence is joined by Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti, Barbara McQuade and Mike Murphy.

Comey book: Trump wanted prostitute story proven false

In excerpts of James Comey’s new book, Comey writes that the President asked that the FBI prove that the Steele dossier story about Trump and prostitutes in Moscow was not true. Comey says Trump argued, “but I’m a germaphobe.” Nick Kristoff and Mike Murphy join Lawrence.

Creating a precedent by pardoning someone convicted of some of the same crimes his henchmen face

Not since the McCarthy era has the GOP launched such a far reaching smear campaign against loyal Americans. This is how dictatorships get started.

Devastating investigative report by the Irish Times about how proceeds of the $230m that Sergei Magnitsky exposed and was killed over went to Ireland

Clapper just confirmed Comey book, that Team Trump, after Jan 6 2017 briefing, started spinning "no impact of Russian interference on outcome of elex" before intel heads left room -- even though they were told repeatedly it was not true to say that.

Comey describes Trump as a “congenital liar and unethical leader, devoid of human emotion and driven by personal ego.”

The most important Jim Comey news: Trump didn't care when briefed about the Russian attack

National Enquirer pay-off eyed as 'catch and kill' to help Trump

Jeff Horwitz, reporter for the Associated Press, talks with Rachel Maddow about the befuddling story of the National Enquirer paying a source $30,000 apparently to quash a rumor about Donald Trump, and the role of Michael Cohen in that transaction.

Wallace: Trump conditioning public with pardon of Scooter Libby

Nicolle Wallace talks with Rachel Maddow about breaking news that Donald Trump intends to pardon former Dick Cheney chief of staff, Scooter Libby, and her belief that Trump and his media cohorts are conditioning the public for more pardons to come.

Republicans coordinate smear of FBI ahead of Comey book release

Rachel Maddow shows how the Republican Party with Fox News is coordinating its effort to smear the FBI, its top officials, Robert Mueller, and James Comey as Comey's book is set for release and the Mueller investigation is coming together.

James Comey book leaks early, Rachel Maddow shares highlights

Rachel Maddow reads passages from "A Higher Loyalty," the not-yet-released book by James Comey, including Comey's likening of the nascent Trump administration to a mafia family, and Donald Trump's reaction to being informed of the Steele dossier.

Mueller report on Trump obstruction takes shape ahead of schedule

Rachel Maddow shares new NBC News reporting that because Donald Trump has backed out of the idea submitting to an interview with Robert Mueller, the investigation can procede to the next phase, closing the obstruction part of their inquiry with a focus on four key findings findings in Trump's attempt to obstruct justice.