Thursday, June 14, 2018

Anthony Scaramucci & Michael Avenatti Predict Trump's Fate

Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Avenatti have, if you can believe it, different predictions for how and when Donald Trump's presidency will end.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

To get ahead of this: @realDonaldtRUmp fired Jim Comey over his refusal to kill the Russia probe, and had decided to do so before any memo was written on the subject by DOJ. The OIG report in no way supplants his own statements made on national TV.

Hillary Clinton reacts to the DOJ’s inspector general report

Sarah Sanders: “It is very Biblical to enforce the law.”

AG Jeff Sessions on immigration policy: Illegal entry into the US is a crime; "I would cite you to the apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes."

Hey you Trump conspiracy theory crazies, FBI general counsel Jim Baker wanted to be aggressive in considering a Clinton prosecution. And you claim he was part of an anti-Trump Deep State effort?

The German foreign minister identifies three illiberal great powers that challenge international order: Russia, China,...and Trump’s America.

Hannity has 8 trackers on his website, don't visit it w/o a VPN or using TOR.

Update: Our report on the full 500-page IG report on the Clinton email investigation, a copy of which was obtained by @washingtonpost.

Opinion: Ali Watkins’s substantial conflict of interest

The Justice Department’s inspector general says that although former FBI Director James Comey had not acted out of political bias, his actions damaged public confidence in the FBI.

James Comey: This Report Says I Was Wrong. But That’s Good for the F.B.I. By James Comey

Sarah Sanders stands at the White House podium and repeats Trump's lie that there is a law requiring children to be taken from their parents at the border. This is a lie, and they know it. There is no law, it is Trump's policy. He started this, and he could stop it at any time.

Trump told G7 leaders that Crimea is Russian because everyone who lives there speaks Russian, two diplomatic sources tell BuzzFeed News. Trump also reportedly told leaders that "Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in the world."

US state media citing North Korean state media.

Secret Service says there’s a “medical emergency” on the White House complex. Two Hazmat trucks on scene now, multiple ambulances. They brought at least three emergency vehicles through the gates on West Executive Drive. Unclear what’s happening, but it is a robust response.

Pence to be greeted by "Big Gay Dance Party" outside his Ohio hotel

JUST IN: Justice Dept finds no evidence that Strzok, Page impacted investigations: report

BREAKING: The nation's doctors file a brief opposing the GOP's frivolous attack on pre-existing condition protections. It "would have a devastating impact on doctors, patients, and the American health care system" and "leave millions without much-needed insurance."

"Do not salute the enemy"

Trump loses bid to appeal Apprentice lawsuit ruling

Trump claims "thousands" of parents of fallen Korean War soldiers asked him for their children's remains while on the campaign trail. The Korean War ended in 1953. If those parents were 18 when they had their kids (who enlisted at 18), they would be AT LEAST 101 years old today.

The New York attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board of directors over alleged violations of state and federal law

"This is what happens when you trust your innermost secrets to a moron."

BIG NEWS: The IRS has revoked the tax-exempt status of Koch-funded group “Americans for Job Security,” after the Dark Money group failed to file tax returns for 3 years.

E-mails between Tom Barrack & Arab Princes, starting in April 2016, show Barrack reassuring Persian Gulf nations in regard to Trump. Backchannel links to Arabs evident all through Barrack's communications

How’s your deputy campaign finance chair Micheal Cohen doing these days? Or your former deputy chairs Elliot Broidy and Steve Wynn?

A look inside Trump immigration facility: 'effectively, these...

Today, MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff was one of a small group of reporters allowed inside the largest facility for immigrant children in the U.S. – the facility Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) was refused entry to earlier this month. Jacob joins Lawrence to share what he saw. Sen. Merkley also joins the discussion.

World Cup announcement comes at awkward time for U.S. under Trump

Rachel Maddow notes that while FIFA was hoping to send a "nice message" by holding the 2026 in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, that message is also a little awkward given Donald Trump's steady stream of insults directed at both neighbors of the United States.

How America Got Hooked On A Deadly Drug

Tom Barrack draws Mueller's eye to UAE, Saudi Arabia: NYT

David Kirkpatrick, international correspondent for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump friend and inauguration chair Tom Barrack serving as a bridge between Trump and princes from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and drawing the attention of Robert Mueller.

Wow: @ScottforFlorida just admitted he thinks returning to a time when insurance companies could discriminate based on pre-existing conditions is a good idea. “We’ve got to reward people for taking care of themselves...It’s no different from what companies have done the past.”

Rate of Antarctica's ice melting has tripled since 2012, study finds

Trump turns his back on Michael Cohen at crucial point in case

Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter for Vanity Fair, talks with Rachel Maddow about the betrayal Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen feels at losing the support of Trump, to whom he has devoted so much of his life's work.

.@MaxBoot:"The nuclear threat from North Korea is completely unchanged... [it] has not given up a single warhead, they have not given up a single missile"

Michael Cohen parts with lawyers as case enters new phase

Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter for Vanity Fair, talks with Rachel Maddow about what is means (if anything) that Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen has parted ways with his lawyers just as prosecutors are about to get access to the material seized in searches of Cohen's home and office.

! What an exchange between @BretBaier and Trump after Baier presses the president on Kim Jong Un’s human rights atrocities.

Japan is working to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong Un after the North Korean leader said he was open to talks, local media reported

EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife land job at conservative group

Canada PM Trudeau says U.S. punitive tariffs on aluminum and steel would hurt both Canadian and American workers. “This is not in the interests of two countries that have the closest and best trading relationship and alliance in the history of the world.”

Got a preexisting condition? The Trump administration wants insurers to deny you coverage via

If you thought Canada was mad at @realDonaldTrump, wait till you see how our allies in South Korea are feeling. This from an editorial in Chosun Ilbo, South Korea’s paper of record, entitled: “Kim Jong-un Got Everything He Wanted from Summit with Trump":

"Mr. Trump’s lawyers have resigned themselves to the strong possibility that this investigation could lead [Cohen] to cooperate with prosecutors."

Two separate courts ruled this week that the EPA must enforce regulations that restrict states from emitting pollution that could cross borders into neighboring states, The Hill reports

THe Secretary of State appears to be outraged at being asked a question about how an NK denuclearization deal would be verified

Build a wall across the middle of the Great Lakes and then try to get Canada to pay for it.

“A lot of other people done some really bad things. I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done,” Trump said, defending Kim Jong Un.

Famous pimp defeats Republican incumbent in Nevada election

Nixon's lawyer flipped to get out of prison. How's Cohen feeling?

Rachel Maddow looks back at how Richard Nixon's lawyer Herb Kalmbach ran into legal trouble for the work he'd done for Nixon, and looks at some of the decisions Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen appears to be facing as his case enters a critical stage

Trump White House advertises at a Hill job fair amid staff exodus

BREAKING: CBS News reporting “Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah planning to depart the White House”

Republican Sen. Corker says the Trump admiration wakes up every day and makes stuff up as they go along, “with no coherency to it.” Corker adds that we’re not in “a good place” because Republican leadership is in a “cult-like situation” with the President

Big hairy eyeball of an IG report to be released Thursday

Rachel Maddow reminds viewers that the inspector general's report on the FBI and Justice Department's handling of the Clinton e-mail investigation is expected to be released Thursday afternoon. All 500 pages of it.