Monday, June 18, 2018

No, these aren't cages, @SteveDoocy says. The authorities simply "built walls out of chain-link fences." Yes, that's a real quote from Fox just now.

Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross' Missing Fortune

California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris has called for the resignation of US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over family separations at the border

UPDATE: The entire Democratic caucus supports our bill to bar children from being taken from their parents at the border. I’ve heard countless Republicans say that they oppose children being taken from their parents. If that’s true, they should support our bill NOW!

In a media universe consumed by the outrage of children torn from their parents, the FORBES Magazine reporting of the flat-out scandalous financial deeds of Commerce Sec. Ross is going to slip under the radar. It shouldn't.

ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, "We have an orchestra here."

LINDSEY GRAHAM SAYS TODAY, AGAIN: “The president has the ability to stop this if he’d like.”

Massachusetts Gov. Baker reverses course, directs National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the Southwest border "because the federal government’s current actions are resulting in the inhumane treatment of children."

NEW: Michael Cohen represented South Korea’s state-owned aerospace firm for 6 months last year. In that time, the firm failed disclose it was the subject of a corruption probe and won its largest-ever contract with the US Air Force.

FBI Director Chris Wray to Pat Leahy: "I do not believe Special Counsel Mueller is on a witch hunt."

Dodgy exchange between Feinstein & Horowitz about Giuliani's apparent advance knowledge of re-opening of Clinton investigation in October 2016

.@JusticeOIG Horowitz: "Our report makes nine recommendations, most of which can be tied together through a common theme; that the FBI and Justice Department remain true to their foundational principles and values in all their work."

BREAKING: Trump announces he's directing Pentagon to create 'space force' as independent service branch.

Folks, please don’t given in to @realDonaldTrump Provokatsiya. He’s using these outrages as a distraction from the Mueller prosecution.

@maddogpac Rolling Through D.C.!


I intend to speak with the office of @RonWyden this morning and attempt to physically turn over the disc containing hundreds of pages of CBP/DHS Temporary Protected Status application files to his office. I will do so seeking whistleblower protection. The public deserves to know.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan says there's no Bible passage to justify family separation.

“What’s going to happen to my daughter?” a woman being sentenced for illegally entering the U.S. asked the judge. “Hopefully, they’ll get you to her [but] I can’t promise you anything," the judge replied

BREAKING: AG Sessions on Trump admin. policy of separating migrant families at US border: "If we build a wall, we pass some legislation, we close some loopholes, we won’t face these terrible choices."

Longtime Director of Security for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Accused of Lying to FBI About Repeated Contacts with Reporters

Sometimes truth transcends party.— Michelle Obama

“The story of Stephen Miller’s rise to power offers an early answer to an urgent question: What happens when right-wing trolls grow up to run the world?”

20 injured in mass shooting at New Jersey art festival

Slow-moving White House communications shakeup sinks morale

Peter Strzok’s attorney tells chair of House Judiciary Committee that a subpoena is unnecessary; he will appear voluntarily before the committee.

Congress may snub Trump on wall, risking shutdown

Where Jared’s words came from

Fraying Australia and China relations face testing times in Canberra

Even with Iran threatening to block an increase in OPEC’s oil production, Saudi Arabia still has options

U.S.-led coalition strikes military position in the east of Syria, leaving several troops dead and wounded

The 25-year-old mother from Guatemala was separated from her son when she got to the U.S. border. She was told they would be soon reunited. Instead, she was deported, while her son was left behind.

India moves ahead with tariffs on US goods

An @AP analysis of climate change data finds swaths of the U.S. have warmed significantly over 30 years.

Texas deputy accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old threatened her mother with deportation, sheriff says

Schiff: This is the first we heard about the "good FBI agents" leaking laptop info to Devin Nunes.

Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities knowing that people were dying & says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA's efforts to stop it.

“Trump Foundation’s largest-ever gift, $264,631, was used to renovate a fountain outside Trump’s Plaza Hotel. Its smallest-ever gift, for $7, was paid to the Boy Scouts in 1989, at a time when it cost $7 to register a new Scout. Trump’s oldest son was 11”

Xi Jinping: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Chinese president Xi Jinping is amassing an alarming amount of political power. If only his propaganda videos made the idea of unrestricted authority seem as troubling as the concept of singing children.

Analysis: North Dakota Republican’s Senate campaign ‘fact-checking’ website promotes false claim on Congressional Budget Office estimates

Maine @SenatorCollins says she doesn't support the Trump policy of separating families at the border, but also does not support the Democratic bill to stop them

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, why are you not a cosponsor of #S3036, @SenFeinstein’s bill to end “Family Separation”? Asking on behalf of 65 million Americans.

This is Phebe Novakovic. She's CEO of General Dynamics, which has a lucrative contract w/ Office of Refugee Resettlement, the dept. enforcing Trump's policy of detaining children away from their parents. Her email address, from a public source, is

Trump Aide Miller: Separating Children From Families at Border Was a 'Simple Decision'

Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’