Sunday, May 20, 2018

George Conway just retweeted this

JUST IN: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan says U.S. will not recognize the result of the Venezuela election; oil sanctions under active consideration

Trump’s claim of an embedded “spy” is nonsense. His “demand” DOJ investigate something they know to be untrue is an abuse of power, and an effort to distract from his growing legal problems. Never mind that DOJ has warned that lives and alliances are at risk. He doesn’t care.

You cannot possibly be this dumb.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein: “If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action.”

#BREAKING: Giuliani: Mueller plans to finish Trump obstruction probe by Sept. 1

Paul Ryan's House is collapsing, and if the chaos keeps accelerating it could force him out of the speakership before his planned graceful exit at the end of the year:

I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!

BREAKING: Roger Stone says at least 8 of his associates have been questioned by Robert Mueller. When Chuck Todd asked if he’s preparing to be indicted Stone replied by saying Mueller might conjure up some extraneous crime. Sounds like a yes.

Thousands of Moroccans protest against US Jerusalem embassy move

Some red states are exempting areas with high percentages of white people from new Medicaid work requirements while applying them to areas of the state with high percentages of African Americans, TPM reports

Jared Kushner’s family company is set to receive an investment from a Qatar-linked fund, despite his role as a Middle East adviser

Trump Jr. met with UAE and Saudi rep who offered countries’ help to have Trump win 2016 election: report

Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote - The New York Times

Remember their names and faces, not the shooter’s.

JUST IN: Mueller probing Israeli businessman who presented strategy to Trump Jr on winning 2016 election: report

If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal. Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers. Drain the Swamp!

Ryan Zinke arranged special tours to restricted parks sites for friends, WaPo reports.

Rudy Giuliani now says that Trump shouldn’t talk to Mueller without knowing more about the FBI informant. Giuliani claims Trump could be "walking into a trap" unless the FBI makes clear whether the person compiled any "incriminating information."

Breaking News: The U.S. has put on hold its plan to impose sweeping tariffs on China as it presses forward with talks to reduce its trade deficit with Beijing

Gun owners support a wide range of gun control measures, Johns Hopkins study finds

New NRA president links shootings to ADHD medication: Kids have "been drugged in many cases"

Mark Warner: "If any individual, elected official or otherwise, knowingly reveals a classified piece of information about an FBI source, you are breaking the law and should be fully prosecuted." (via CNN)

Trump sounding particularly guilty this morning. More Sunday morning "I'm innocent" rave tweets.

That 1.05 minute speech by @AsiaArgento was more powerful than all the Hollywood virtue signalling & black dress protests.

Barack Obama singles out Koch brothers over fossil fuel lobbying

Donald Trump Robert Mueller Cold Open - SNL

Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) happens upon President Donald Trump's (Alec Baldwin) dinner with Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) and Eric and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day, Alex Moffat)

Russia flexes its soft power muscles with its OPEC bargain

Trump administration bows to South Korea desire to cancel planned joint training exercise

Ryan and McCarthy split on Dreamers

Students arrested for protesting gun violence outside Ryan's office hours after Texas school shooting

George Nader, who worked with Crown Prince Mohammed of Abu Dhabi to arrange that Seychelles meeting between Erik Prince and a financier close to Putin, also visited Moscow at least twice during the campaign as a confidential emissary of the crown prince

Trump Jr. met with UAE and Saudi rep who offered countries’ help to have Trump win 2016 election: report

Don Lemon- Clapper weighs in on Trump's briefing of Russian Election interference - Clapper was present