Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ex-FBI Official: Trump wants investigation every time there is a 'bee in his bonnet'

Michael Avenatti claims in a new letter to Judge Kimba Wood that Michael Cohen or someone connected to him is allegedly leaking audio recordings that were seized in the FBI raids on Cohen.

A Sinkhole Is Growing on the White House Lawn

The only thing more outrageous than this meeting occurring at all is the fact that it’s now partisan. It is crystal clear that Chairman Nunes’ intent is to interfere with the investigation, and @SpeakerRyan is allowing it to happen.

NEW: Doubts grow over whether Trump meeting with Kim Jong Un will happen

Press Sec. Sanders says Democrats not invited to meeting over GOP document demands. "The Democrats have not requested that information, so I would refer you back to them on why they would consider themselves randomly invited to see something they've never asked to."

The White House has directed the DOJ and FBI to hold a partisan briefing on infomation the President wants given to his allies in Congress. No Democrats allowed. This is another serious abuse of power. There’s a bipartisan mechanism called the Gang of 8. They need to use it

When the President prefaces something by claiming that “a lot of people are saying,” it is his way of pushing out false information, like birtherism, wiretapping at Trump Tower, or spies in his campaign. There is no limit to his mendacity.

Michael Cohen’s business partner, Evgeny Freidman, a Russian immigrant known as the Taxi King, has agreed to cooperate with the gov’t as potential witness in order to avoid jail time, “will assist gov’t prosecutors in state or federal investigations.”

There is considerable evidence that RIS, w/Syrian intel help, has manipulated ISIS for a long time, as I, @MollyMcKew & @michaeldweiss have stated. Evidence is there if you want to see it -- and know how to read it. Obvious stuff for Chekist-whisperers

Special counsel Mueller's team has asked about flows of money to Israeli social-media company

EPA guards forcibly remove an AP reporter from a summit on contaminants

Kirstjen Nielsen: I Haven't ‘Seen’ Intel Reports Claiming Putin Preferred Trump

Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths

AP: "Guards barred an AP reporter from passing through a security checkpoint inside the building. When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out" https://t.co/XR9v9z1fJF

Police responding to shots fired inside Santa Fe High School got locked into a 25-minute gun battle with the gunman, and some of the 10 people killed may have been caught in the crossfire, a Texas sheriff said.

Surprise! The Park Service Can Say “Climate Change” After All

Trump wounds but can't kill Obama's Wall Street rules

Trump's battle with DOJ puts him on shaky ground. The President's actions raise questions about whether he is using his power to subvert an investigation into his own alleged misconduct and go after political enemies.

Putin's 'unlimited range' nuclear missile crashed after 22 miles, US intelligence sources claim. The weapon was one of a range of “invincible” nuclear arms announced by Vladimir Putin during a speech in March

Former Trump adviser: FBI source was not ‘embedded’ in campaign as Trump claims

"In just six days the New York Times ran as many cover stories about Clinton’s emails as they did about ALL POLICY ISSUES COMBINED in the 69 days leading up to the election.”

Sen. John McCain's new book provides insights into his historic 2008 presidential race against Barack Obama, his thoughts on Pres. Trump's presidency, and his hopes for a return to "regular order" in American politics

NEW: Putin’s Presidential Administration instructed the Orthodox Church to coax @Pontifex into backing Assad and Russia in Syria. The pope didn’t bite. So the Church misrepresented him. The Vatican is pissed:

U.S. sanction power may be reaching its limit

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes off the gloves

President Trump's new strategy appears to be aimed at turning the focus away from the conduct of the president to that of his pursuers

Would the Founders want our kids to die in school shootings like Santa Fe? I doubt it.

Just a reminder that Trump promised to federally ban bump stocks after the Parkland shooting. But he NEVER signed an executive order or law about it. Thanks for the empty promises

"Trump is determined to use the Justice Department and the FBI to punish those he sees as political enemies."

“Trump is loathed here,” says a professor in South Korea.

"81% of white evangelicals voted for Trump—more than voted for George W. Bush, an actual evangelical—and now everyone is laughing at them. It’s about time."

"The plan involved using thousands of fake social media accounts to promote Mr. Trump’s candidacy on platforms like Facebook."


It's clear hat "PAY to Play" access to Trump was the norm and they perjur themselves daily!

Opinion: Mike Pompeo gives a silly speech on Iran

Comey friend sues Trump for not releasing results of FBI morale survey

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Brussels, British lawmakers ask for answers

First responders from all over the country have come together in Mercury, Nevada to train for a potential radiological attack on U.S. soil

Airlines caving to Beijing despite White House protest

AP investigation: A Trump fundraisers secret lobbying effort to win $1B in business

MSNBC: Lawrence: DOJ Adapts Against President Donald Trump Attacks

Analysis | The White House’s wishful thinking on Iran and North Korea

WSJ confirms Mother Jones report: Michael Cohen helped a major donor to Trump’s inauguration pitch a nuclear-power investment to the Qatari sovereign wealth fund at a meeting in April.

‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security

Trump, GOP destroy U.S. credibility with covert sources

In China, Photo of Trade Talks Embodies ‘Young’ Country Passing Aging U.S.

In America, when a religion compels its followers to coerce lawmakers into passing legislation to force nonbelievers into following the tenets of that religion in order to satisfy the profane human desire for power and dominance, IT STOPS BEING A RELIGION

China issues a fresh rebuke to Australia as tensions between the nations simmer

Chris Christie: Trump is making Mueller probe worse for himself

Another Trump Tower meeting, another foreign offer to help Trump

Richard Painter says there is more evidence against Trump than there was against Nixon

Foreign media arrive in North Korea, suggesting nuclear shutdown on track

Disgraced Devin Nunes blames ‘radical leftists’ for his failing re-election campaign.

JUST IN: Washington and Beijing nearing deal that would lift U.S. sales ban against China's ZTE - sources

Twitter bots helped Trump and Brexit win, study says

NEW: Elloitt Broidy's company inked $4 million Pentagon contract last year after doing a total of $7,000 over the previous decade

Trump retreats from China tariffs amid White House trade discord

“I’m a former prosecutor, and these are not the actions of an innocent person.” Rep. Lieu says Trump’s “continued assault” on the rule of law and the independence of the Department of Justice, “is highly disturbing.”

'Weird, odd, a dumpster fire': Trump's North Korea summit coin ridiculed

Is Rosenstein allowing Trump to compromise the DoJ with requests?

Rachel Maddow looks at the many concessions the Department of Justice has made to Donald Trump and his supporters in Congress as they try to undermine the investigation into Trump and his 2016 campaign. Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of Lawfare, joins to discuss whether Rod Rosenstein has a strategy.

Mueller witness was convicted on child porn charge

Broidy-Nader Correspondence and documents

U.K. says Pompeo's new plan for curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions won't work