Friday, April 20, 2018

Greitens charged with second felony after AG investigation into veterans charity

NEW: Sessions told White House that Rosenstein’s firing could prompt his departure, too.

LIVE: Students chant “Do your job, Congress,” while protesting for gun reform at the US Capitol

#BREAKING: Trump secretary of State nominee doesn’t have the votes to clear Senate committee

The Koch Brothers’ funded group @ConcernedVets have been trying for years to hand over health care for our nation’s #veterans to private for-profit companies. It should come as no surprise that they're attacking @Tim_Walz, a long-time champion of veterans

#BREAKING: McCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation and wrongful termination

Judge Otero said Cohen may need to file a statement w the court asserting his right against self-incrimination under the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to support his request to put the civil case on hold.

Unlike his predecessors, Trump hasn’t invited any Democratic members of Congress to the first State Dinner, Politico reports.

JUST IN: Do not eat ANY kind of romaine lettuce right now. CDC Via WaPo

I love it when CNN taunts Trump with things like this!

Donald Trump is very, very angry about the Comey memos

Federal court strikes down Indiana abortion law signed by Pence as unconstitutional

Laura Ingraham is being sued by her former personal assistant over pregnancy discrimination

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. at a Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 met U.S. Senate investigators in Berlin for a 3 hour interview

Donald Trump was inaugurated last year, top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy offered Russian gas giant Novatek a $26 million lobbying plan aimed at removing the company from a U.S. sanctions list

More docs from DNC lawsuit

 Serious, serious buisness. 

Update: CIA has now confirmed publicly that Pompeo did NOT serve in the Gulf War. Any examples of Pompeo saying or even suggesting otherwise over the years would be of extreme interest to Members of Congress set to vote on his nomination next week.

It seems apparent from reliable sources that Mike Pompeo did NOT serve in the first Gulf War, but nearly half of his public bios--including his Wikipedia page--and contemporary write-ups claim he did. Is this something he's been content to leave uncorrected?


DeVos Education Dept. Begins Dismissing Civil Rights Cases in Name of Efficiency

After getting sued for libel, ​InfoWars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that the Sandy Hook shooting was NOT a fake.

Arizona high school students spell out "SOS" during gun violence walkout

Michael Cohen’s lawyer tells court that Cohen may be indicted within the next 90 days.

We'll see how the judge likes that.

Former Pres. George H. W. Bush pays his respects to Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years. She will be laid to rest at a memorial service tomorrow.

Comey says he feels sorry for Trump: “I think he has an emptiness inside of him and a hunger for affirmation that I’ve never seen in an adult.”

NEW: WaPo: DNC filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.

The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. — John McCain

Judge to hear arguments about delaying the Stormy Daniels case.

Donald Trump's trade policies are puncturing America's economic optimism

"3 weeks ago I said (Cohen) would flip I was the first one to call it.. Now people close to the president are telling him the same ... I'm going to make a prediction now: I do not think the President will serve out his term"

Michael Flynn tests 'comeback tour

15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions with Trump that Comey found so unnerving that he chose to document them in writing.

OUTRAGE: Trump's NASA nominee, Jim Bridenstine was approved 50-49. He plans on cutting all climate science missions on behalf of the fossil fuel lobby

NEW: Michael Avenatti is now alleging that he has evidence of bank fraud involving Michael Cohen, which he has almost certainly shared with the F.B.I.

This story about Trump cutting off health coverage for his sick nephew out of revenge will make you hang your head in shame

Analysis: The threat of white radical extremism in the age of Trump

Page 12: Comey says that Trump told him "we need to go after the reporters, and referred to the fact that 10 or 15 years ago we put them in jail to find out what they know, and it worked."

The White House says John Bolton met with the Russian ambassador today and discussed election interference, poisoning of the former spy and Syria and Ukraine.

Russia says Trump invited Putin to U.S. during phone call

Photos/Doc: Here's Rudy Giuliani with the owners of Russia's Alfa Bank. Alex Van Der Zwaan's (who already pled guilty in Mueller's probe) father-in-law, Russian billionaire German Khan, is a co-owner. This is also the same bank with the alleged server in Trump Tower.

Photo: Rudy Giuliani with Russian Emin Agalarov. He's the son of Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov who's friends with Putin, did Miss Universe with Trump, hosted the launch of Trump Vodka in Moscow and helped setup the Don Jr Russian lawyer meeting in Trump Tower.

A payday lending industry conference will be held at a #Trump property in Miami

First Lady Barbara Bush on Trump

A former aide to Theresa May said a heavily criticized 2013 operation - vans driving around racially diverse parts of London with the message "go home or face arrest" - had gone ahead without her knowledge or approval. Leaked emails undermine that story

here are those James Comey memos uploaded by the AP

Federal judge rules that Trump cuts to Obama-era pregnancy prevention program were illegal

If House Republicans thought they were helping President Donald Trump by forcing the release of James Comey's memos, they might want to think again

The Trump Tax Cuts Are Still Unpopular. That’s a Crisis for Conservatives.

Priebus-Comey talk on whether Flynn was under surveillance came about a week before Priebus asked the FBI to knock down stories about communications bw Trump associates and Russians. FBI declined to do so

10AM. Friday. April 20. National School Walkout.

Rosenstein told Trump last week that he isn’t a target of any part of Mueller’s investigation or the probe into his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, sources say

Comey Memos: Fast Facts

NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams gives Lawrence the rundown of what’s new and what matters in James Comey’s memos about his interactions with President Trump.

Macron heads to Washington with the Iran nuclear deal hanging in the balance

Comey Memos: Trump, Putin & Prostitutes

Benjamin Wittes, Matt Miller and David Frum discuss James Comey's memos about his conversations with Donald Trump—including Comey’s memo that detailed what Trump said Putin told him about Russian prostitutes.

"He's not suited to stand up to the rigors of jail life... Michael doesn't see himself walking down Broadway while people are clamoring, 'you're going to be my wife.'"

Here are the 8 most shocking revelations from the release of the #ComeyMemos

Rachel on memos: Comey's consistency is "powerful" evidence

Rachel Maddow sat down to interview James Comey live, Comey’s memos about his interactions with Donald Trump were released by the DOJ to House Republicans—and obtained by NBC News. Lawrence talks to Rachel about Comey’s extraordinary real-time reaction and her interview.

The Patriot Deception – The Disinformation Asset


JUST IN: Comey memo: Trump threatened to personally sue Christopher Steele over dossier

Trump complaining that Gorsuch is becoming too liberal: report

Adam Schiff’s plan to counter Trump’s coy little pardon dance

Trump claims he didn’t fire Comey over Russia investigation

Opinion: The Iran mess could get even worse

Elijah Cummings: "Director Comey’s contemporaneous memos provide strong corroborating evidence of everything he said about President Trump."

6 Takeaways From the Comey Memos

Jared Kushner's family real-estate company has reportedly been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury

Here is a short video featuring the president of the United States and his new lawyer.

Obama's essay on the Parkland teens.

Grassley will allow vote on Mueller protection bill: McConnell doesn't control my committee

James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?

Trump won't attend Barbara Bush's funeral

News that Russia hosted Assad's children at a summer camp in Crimea gives rare glimpse into the lives of the Syrian president’s family and his close relationship to Moscow

Comey: I don't believe that Loretta Lynch did anything improper

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about worries he cited in his book, "A Higher Loyalty," about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch with regard to the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation

Comey: Mueller investigation would be 'very hard to kill'

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about how Rudy Giuliani's "imperial style" of leadership compares to Donald Trump's, and whether it would be possible for anyone to bring the Mueller investigation to a premature end.

Comey: Giuliani boasts prompted investigation into FBI leaks

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about Rudy Giuliani's boasts of apparent foreknowledge of Comey's announcement about the investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails led Comey to start an investigation into leaks from the FBI's New York office and elsewhere.

Comey: Trump said he talked about beauty of hookers with Putin

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's concerns about the Steele dossier's mention of prostitutes, and confirms that Donald Trump told him that Vladimir Putin boasted about the beauty of Russian hookers in a phone conversation.

Comey: McCabe had authority to speak to press, didn't consult me

Former FBI Director James Comey explains to Rachel Maddow that Andrew McCabe, as his deputy director at the FBI has the authority to speak to the press, but did not consult him as he might have expected given the situation.

Comey: Trump attacks on Andrew McCabe and wife 'shameful'

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about what has happened to the FBI officials he briefed on his meetings with Donald Trump, including Andrew McCabe who has been the subject of attacks Comey calls "shameful."

Comey recalls Trump threatening lawsuit over Steele dossier

Former FBI Director James Comey's memory is jogged when Rachel Maddow shows him a note by Dana Boente obtained exclusively by TRMS in which Boente records Comey telling him about Trump threatening a lawsuit related to the Christopher Steele dossier.

Priebus raised question of whether Flynn was under surveillance

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's then-chief of staff Reince Priebus asking whether Mike Flynn was under FISA surveillance.

Papadopoulos discussed getting Clinton e-mails from Russian govt.

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about the revelation in his book that Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos mentioned that the damaging Clinton e-mails he was getting were coming from the Russian government.

Mike Flynn an awkward presence before dismissal from White House

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about the treatment of Mike Flynn in the Donald Trump White House after he'd already been questioned by the FBI and warned about by the Justice Department and yet was still employed as Trump's national security adviser.

Comey: Criticism of Carter Page FISA warrant 'a political deal'

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about the FBI's actions when it came to members of the Donald Trump campaign who had been under investigation.

Comey memos immediately leaked after FBI delivers to Congress

Former FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about the notes he took after meeting with Donald Trump, which have now leaked to the public after they were delivered by the FBI to Congress.