Thursday, April 19, 2018

BREAKING w/ @jdawsey1: Giuliani tells WashPost that he is joining Trump’s legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe

Call Senators Cornyn, Grassley, & Hatch to demand they sponsor the Special Counsel Independence & Integrity Act, S.2644.

Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Here's my write-up of Special Counsel Mueller for TIME — Preet Bharara

BREAKING: Appeals court rules against Trump policy punishing sanctuary cities

Federal judge blasts Hannity for trying to tie Mueller to FBI Whitey Bulger scandal

Fox News’ Kremlin Ties Go Much Deeper Than Just Sean Hannity

NEW: Rudy Giuliani has been in talks to join Trump's personal legal team, according to a person familiar with the matter

Palantir, Peter Thiel's data-mining company, knows everything about you

Report: DHS Accidentally Releases ‘Remote Mind Control’ Records

Baller @AlecMacGillis investigation into the Falwell family & Liberty University—they’ve raked in billions hawking a sketchy online educational platform, subsidized by our tax dollars

Our partners @Reveal verified more than 150 cases of harassment and threats where Donald Trump's name was invoked. These are just a few of those cases.

I stand w/ 170 of my congressional colleagues in introducing a resolution to say: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has to go. He has waged war on regulations that keep our air and water clean and violated the trust of the American people by wasting their hard-earned tax dollars

The Republican plan to tighten food stamp work requirements is advancing — without a single Democrat’s vote

Remember Stephanie Wolkoff? She was the party planner and Melania friend who somehow got $26 million for the inauguration. Well, turns out Cohen and Wolkoff also worked together years ago.

A special election is coming up on April 24th in AZ and @TheDemCoalition isn't going to stand on the sidelines. Help us push for #HiralTipirneni just like we did for Doug Jones in Alabama & Conor Lamb in PA. The latest polls have this race as a dead heat!

That’s 48 MILLION people they could then psyop using personalized targets to manipulate you, terrorize you, get information from you. Almost twice the population of Canada.

I worry that Trump’s allies in Congress will trump up a contempt citation against Rosenstein (recall Holder!), or even a bill of impeachment against him, to give Trump an excuse to fire him:

BREAKING: Embattled Trump attorney Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed & Fusion GPS

The purging of the State Department, and why it’s so important to America’s future: read my latest in @newyorker, in which Rex Tillerson unloads on the White House and the White House on Tillerson—drawn from my new book #WARONPEACE:

Roger Stone Disses Barbara Bush as a ‘Nasty Drunk’ on News of Her Death

Florida newspaper forced to lay off dozens after Trump tariffs cause cost of newsprint to skyrocket

See below. As I have been stating for weeks. This is what happens when you pick the Pink Panther as your “fixer” and trust him with all of your secrets (no disrespect to the Pink Panther).

Black students taunted as ‘slaves’ at Michigan school surrounded by Confederate flags

Kremlin says can't rule out further unfriendly U.S moves in future

Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort to seek dismissal of charges

Don't Be Fooled: Russia Attacked U.S. Troops in Syria

Smearing Robert Mueller

Remember that time #Trump employees “accidentally” set fire to #VeraCoking‘s house??

Trump's legacy in public affairs as in business: horrifying debt , reports the IMF

Reports Russian Navy is deploying smoke screens around Naval vessel while unloading unknown ‘cargo’ at Syrian port in Tartous

Trump's strategy for summit w/ Kim Jong-Un, via @jonathanvswan: ''Just get me in the room with the guy and I’ll figure it out"

Dick's Sporting Goods plans to destroy the assault-style rifles and accessories it agreed to take off its shelves in February instead of returning them to manufacturers


WATCH: Kimmel trolls Trump over Stormy Daniels’ conspiracy retweet with 3rd-grader explaining ‘fake news’

GOP will tout individual mandate repeal, but it could backfire

“The terms of that payoff to her are also now part of the criminal investigation into the president’s lawyer by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.”

Former DNI Clapper recently stated: “It stretches credulity, given the magnitude, scope and depth of the Russian efforts, that they didn’t have impact on individual voter decisions.”

Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR

In Closed-Door UN Meetings, Trump Administration Officials Pushed Abstinence For International Women’s Health Programs

In recent days, there have been a series of gaffes and unforced errors from President Trump and his administration that have inspired a fresh round of head-scratching inside the Beltway and beyond

New Analysis From PRRI: White Evangelical Support for Donald Trump at All-Time High

Mike Pompeo went to Pyongyang -- and didn't bring out the three Americans being held there as "prisoners of war." Here's the background about the three men languishing in North Korea:

REVEALED: UK govt refused to assist a French investigation into suspected money laundering by telecoms giant Lycamobile – saying the company is the “biggest corporate donor to the Conservative party” & gives money to a trust founded by Prince Charles.

Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner were present in the meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. But, no access were given to press. Ouch!

GOP Missouri governor files restraining order against AG probe on him

Trump blasts 'breeding' in sanctuary cities. That's a racist term.

I’ll never forget Ted Koppel telling @seanhannity he’s bad for America and the reason why. Still remains one of the best and most openly truthful moments I’ve seen.

GOP chairman to issue subpoena for Comey memos

McConnell plans to extend Senate workweeks to prevent red state Dems from campaigning: repor

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says that he is looking to file a defamation claim directly against President Trump

Stormy's sketch looks exactly like Trump security guy Calamari

Trump’s Lawyer Forgets to Pretend Trump is Innocent

HA! Who are two of Hannity’s other lawyers? REGISTERED FOREIGN AGENT Victoria Toensing and her husband Joe diGenova, both tied to Trump

China says ready to deal with any fallout from U.S. trade row

Just think about this - republican lawmakers are PUNISHING Memphis for removing statues commemorating the fight to keep slavery as the foundation of their economy. PUNISHING.

New York Attorney General Seeks Power to Bypass Presidential Pardons

Analysis: Congrats, you filed your 2017 taxes. Now would be a very, very good time to look at the IRS calculator for 2018.

Who gets to report the news? Look at OANN.

New: Trump called one of his longtime legal advisers, Jay Goldberg, on Friday to discuss the Cohen probe. Goldberg warned him not to trust Cohen, saying on a scale of 100 to 1—where 100 is fully protecting the president—Cohen "isn't even a 1."

After backing down on the sanctions & using backdoor channels to notify the Russians, Trump is back in favor with the Kremlin. New propaganda directives are in. Russian state TV hosts can't hold back their laughter in light of this obvious about-face. The audience looks stunned.

Mitch is Russia's Bitch

Analysis: Trump’s first tweet about Stormy Daniels makes no sense — and he may regret it

Facebook enlists conservative help to resist privacy rules

New VA official is Trump campaign veteran accused of harassment

George W. Bush recalls last days with mother Barbara Bush

Trump Says He'll Sanction Russia 'As Soon As They Very Much Deserve It'

Comey quits Republican Party over Trump

Former Trump advisor's father's death in Philadelphia labeled 'suspicious': multiple agencies investigate

Across Midwest, Farmers Warn of G.O.P. Losses Over Trump’s Trade Policy

Hannity Says He Totally Forgot Michael Cohen Was His Lawyer When He Criticized F.B.I. Raid On His Office

Rpt: Trump warned Michael Cohen will flip if charged

Lawrence analyzes a new Wall Street Journal report that Donald Trump's former lawyer warned him Michael Cohen will not by loyal and will flip when he needs to—and that Trump should fire Mueller’s boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Will Michael Cohen flip on Trump?

After Trump was reportedly warned that Cohen will turn on him if charged, Professor Jed Shugerman tells Lawrence that Michael Cohen's alleged crimes are very numerous and it will be nearly impossible for him to avoid jail time if convicted. John Heilemann and Jennifer Rubin also join

Rpt: Trump advised to fire Rod Rosenstein

Donald Trump dodged the question of whether he plans to fire Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein as House Republicans continued to push investigations that may be a pretext for the firings. Mieke Eoyang and John Heilemann join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Pompeo N. Korea trip mean to boost flagging Trump nominee: report

Rachel Maddow reports on the difficulty CIA Director Mike Pompeo is having gathering enough votes for his nomination to make it out of committee, with final confirmation less than guaranteed. Just one of several struggling Trump nominations.

Flint to sue Michigan as state turns its back on struggling city

Mayor Karen Weaver of Flint, Michigan, talks with Rachel Maddow about suing the state of Michigan for breaking its promise to provide Flint with clean water while pipes are replaced and other support.

Trump hush money probe continues, despite McDougal settlement

Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about what it means to the federal investigation of hush money payments to women claiming to have had affairs with Donald Trump that Karen McDougal has settled her civil case with A.M.I.

Ex-Playmate Karen McDougal wins settlement in wake of Cohen raids

Peter Stris, attorney for former Playmate Karen McDougal, who says she had a months-long affair with Donald Trump, talks with Rachel Maddow about the settlement he brokered with A.M.I. to free McDougal to tell her story.