Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Barbara Bush has died.

BREAKING: Trump says he has been speaking directly with North Korean leader Kim

CEO of Cambridge Analytica owner: Trump used same tactics as Hitler to get elected

Angus King: CIA nominee's involvement destroying evidence is "hard to justify"

Trump signed off on the sanctions and then abruptly reversed his decision on Sunday night after Haley had already announced them,

“With all due respect, I don’t get confused” -UN Ambassador Nikki Haley in statement responding to WH claims she got “ahead of the curve” on Trump’s Russia sanctions reversal

NEW: Inside Fox News, staffers have their own theories about Sean Hannity's relationship with Michael Cohen: "Everyone's first impression was the same. You only hire Cohen for one reason"

Via @nypost: Robert Lighthizer, Trump's trade representative, spent nearly $1M on office furniture for two offices, including an antique desk for himself. Once caught, he tried to blame the Obama administration

BREAKING: Brittany Kaiser's written evidence has explosive new claims about Breitbart's relationship with Cambridge Analytica. Company had "exclusive rights to re-sell Breitbart engagement data". Steve Bannon key role in both orgs. Major new qs about Bannon & Brexit...

Here is Mitch McConnell saying he will not permit a Senate floor vote on the bipartisan bill now moving through Senate Judiciary Committee that would heighten protections against Trump forcing an arbitrary firing of Mueller.

"There is a rapist in the White House" projected on Trump DC hotel

ICYMI: Trump rolled back pipeline safety regulations, benefiting equity firm that loaned money to Jared Kushner

Since becoming lnterior Secretary, Ryan Zinke has suggested that he was a geologist or former geologist at least 40 times in public settings, including many under oath before Congress. Zinke, however, has never held a job as a geologist

Trump Declines to Add Sanctions Against Russians, Contradicting Haley

Amazon aplologizes for sending 10,000 copies of Comey's book to the WH

"Donald Trump's campaign paid more than $66,000 to the law firm that represents Keith Schiller, his former longtime bodyguard, newly filed campaign records show"

Fox News: Sean Hannity Has 'Our Full Support' Following Michael Cohen Reveal

JUST IN: Gorsuch sides with liberals, rules against Trump on deportation law

James Comey says report on fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe shows “the process inside the Justice Department worked well,” but was “tainted” by Pres. Trump’s call for McCabe to be fired. “That tainted an institution that pursues the truth.”

Cambridge Analytica planned to issue digital currency: Reuters, citing sources

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released a joint Technical Alert about malicious cyber activity carried out by the Russian Government

Facebook may have to register as an AGENT OF FOREIGN INFLUENCE in Australia

JUST IN: Starbucks to close more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the U.S. on May 29 "to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores."

Russian reporter who died after falling from his fifth-floor balcony had been investigating allegations about Deripaska and Manafort made by Belarusian escort Nastya Rybka

After discussions with my family & careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks — Rep. Charlie Dent

Stormy's lawyer to Hannity

This is the composite sketch Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti revealed on The View of the man who Stormy says threatened her to stay quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.

Comey: "The President of the United States is calling for the imprisonment of a private citizen, as he’s done for a whole lot of people who criticize him. That is not acceptable in this country." (via GMA)

Trump starts his day at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, FL. This is Trump's 145th day at a Trump property as president.

On @GMA, James @Comey warns "we're numb" to Pres. Trump's tweets calling for jailing of opponents. "That's dangerous." "One of the things I hope to do is encourage people to think about that and focus on that, rather than becoming numb to it."

This morning on @TheView, @stormydaniels and I will release the composite sketch of the thug who threatened my client and her little girl in Las Vegas. This is a search for the truth.

"Cohen was preoccupied with the courtroom sketch artists. He asked to see the drawings they made of him. 'I’m better looking,' Cohen declared after reviewing a sketch."

This is not some tin-pot dictatorship: Comey pushes back against Trumps suggestion he be jailed

Today's Front Page

Robert Mueller: ‘Many’ news stories on Trump-Russia probe are wrong

Trump donor Elliott Broidy named in Ukraine criminal probe

Sandy Hook Parents Have Just Hit Alex Jones With Defamation Lawsuits

Broadband advisor picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai arrested on fraud charges

A new Playboy model just revealed her affair with Trump and she has photos to prove it

President Trump’s claim that James B. Comey ‘lied in Congress to Senator G’

In charge of RNC money

The GOP ‘has become the caricature the left always said it was’

Who oversees Hannity's on-air content and off-air connections? Are his bosses involved? Hannity seems to have an unusual, even shocking amount of autonomy...

The Trump Super Fixer Who Knows Where All the Bodies Are Buried

Trump’s Lifelong Addiction

WATCH: Jake Tapper on the news that Trump lawyer represents Hannity: "Go home 2018, you're drunk"

“The guys that know Trump best are the most worried. People are very, very worried. Because it’s Michael [effing] Cohen. Who knows what he’s done?"

Jeff Sessions working to ban domestic violence victims from coming to the US for asylum

Jeff Sessions, Collective Punisher

Here's why the U.S. stopped asking about citizenship on the census in 1960

GOP mega-donor jumps ship, begins giving to Dems

Playmate reveals she had sex with @realDonaldTrump in front of her friend during affair while his then-fiancรฉe Marla Maples was pregnant with Tiffany

Another day another flurry of jaw dropping scandals...we can't make this up.

Bad ol Russia trying to scare us...via Sputnik state TV

The just attacked us again too.

These are Sean Hannity's advertisers

Whos In Charge? Potential Leadership Shake-Ups Leave Agencies In Limbo

Israeli intelligence: Objectives of Western strike in Syria not achieved.

Judge: Class-action lawsuit against Facebook for using facial recognition may proceed

This Sean Hannity story is really only the second most humiliating of the day for Fox News. Number one is the NY Times winning a Pulitzer in part for piercing the network's web of lies and exposing Bill O'Reilly, leading to his termination.

Analysis | Nikki Haley finds herself under the bus as Trump shifts course on Russia

U.S. pins yet another cyberattack on Russia

Russian stocks rally on a report that Trump won't rush out new sanctions

At least one German recession indicator is now flashing orange

Prosecutors posted a pretty aggressive response to @realDonaldTrump's claim he should get to review Cohen's files before FBI

Russia responded harshly to the news of sanctions before learning that President Trump had canceled them

Billion-Dollar Blessings

Sean Hannity is Michael Cohen's Mystery Client

Jimmy Kimmel Live Published on Apr 17, 2018 This morning, Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen was forced to reveal the name of a secret mystery third client who is none other than Sean Hannity.

"When Roger Ailes was having problems, he didn’t call 97 people, he called me,” Trump said

Read the transcript from @GStephanopoulos' exclusive interview with James

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has opened millions of acres for development. But he has pushed polices of protection in Montana — his home state

They appear to approach electioneering as a militarized operation, inspired by Nazi propaganda in their own words, seemingly part of a deliberate effort to unravel the post-war world order.

Judge Hands Defeat to @POTUS Trump and Cohen Over @FBI Raid: ‘You’ve Miscited the Law’

On The Deficit, GOP Has Been Playing Us All For Suckers

Sean Hannity: You think I’m bad for America? Ted Koppel: Yep. You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts


Speakership drama pits McCarthy vs. Ryan

My god. The head of the parent company of Cambridge Analytica knew Trump’s demonization of Muslims was comparable to Hitler’s demonization of the Jews - and saw that as a feature, not a bug.

Oh also, the like 5th tier Trump scandal of the day is that we learned that Trump cheated on his second wife during the pregnancy he urged her to abort

This is big. The GOP tax bill is now even less popular; only 27% think it's a good idea. Most people foresee higher deficits and most benefits going to the wealthy and corporations

Sneak peek of 'Hannity' tonight...

Hannity’s ethics under fire

Canadian diplomats stationed in Cuba will no longer be accompanied by their families amid a rash of persistent, unusual and unexplained health problems, the country’s foreign affairs department said.

After Detailing Russian Hack, White House Cyber Czar Announces Departure

Dem lawmaker calls on Fox News to fire Hannity: "His word can never again be trusted"

.@AlanDersh tells @seanhannity that he should have disclosed his relationship with Michael Cohen when he discussed the raid on his show

Will Dershowitz and the other commentators who appeared on Hannity’s show now admit that they have been played?

Avenatti on Trump legal setback and "remarkable” court moment

Stormy Daniels' attorney talks about the favorable ruling on the Michael Cohen raid evidence and the scene in the courtroom when Cohen’s previously undisclosed third client was revealed to be: Fox News host Sean Hannity. Jill Wine-Banks also joins.

Lawrence: You know Trump wants to attack her

“President Trump suffered a big legal defeat at the gavel of a federal judge who happens to be a woman.” Lawrence on Judge Kimba Wood, who is currently presiding over the most important case in America.

Report contradicts Michael Cohen denial of dossier Prague detail

A new McClatchy report says that Robert Mueller has evidence that Donald Trump confidant Michael Cohen visited Prague at roughly the time described in the Christopher Steel dossier, something Cohen has repeatedly denied. Peter Stone, special correspondent for McClatchy, talks with Rachel Maddow.

Donald Trump vetoes new Mike Pence 'never-Trump' hire

Rachel Maddow reports on Mike Pence's attempt to hire a new foreign policy and national security adviser, Jon Lerner, only to have Donald Trump discourage the choice when he learned that Lerner had worked against Trump in the 2016 election

Cohen may not be attorney enough for attorney-client privilege

Mimi Rocah, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, explains to Rachel Maddow the role of a special master in determining privileged material seized under warrant, and why Michael Cohen may not have done enough lawyering to qualify as having attorney-client privilege with Donald Trump.

Trump attorney Michael Cohen's secret 'Client #3' is Sean Hannity

Rachel Maddow reports on how it was revealed that Fox News personality Sean Hannity is a client of Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.