Thursday, June 21, 2018

You heard it here first — the 4th of July in Russia, now confirmed.

The Trump admin is committing human rights abuses in our own country. I sent a letter asking the UN to send observers to investigate the unconscionable separation of families at the border. These detentions are a violation of everything we should stand for. Read my letter

Trump admin orders federal scientists to get permission before speaking with media: report

National Enquirer sent stories about Trump to his attorney Michael Cohen before publication, people familiar with the practice say, and it continued after he took office. A surreal story from @sarahlellison

Russia will take China's side against U.S. in world trade war

Trolls and bots are still active on Twitter trying to deceive us. They’re even using the current family separation & immigration debate to sow discord among Americans.

No.1 play in the Kremlin playbook?

Womp womp

House Speaker Paul Ryan expects "compliance" from the Justice Department and doesn't rule out holding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in contempt of Congress

Trump to Puerto Rico governor: I think we've helped you a lot

U.S. House approves farm bill with major food stamps changes

Antwon Rose, unarmed teen shot and killed by East Pittsburgh police, remembered as "a true joy"

Pentagon Asked to Prepare Housing for Up to 20,000 Migrant Children

Sessions said he "never really intended" to separate families despite previously citing Bible to defend policy

Dems have #ABetterDeal

National Security Adviser John Bolton is to visit Russia next week, Kremlin says.

National Security Adviser John Bolton is to visit Russia next week, Kremlin says.

Some guy waved a photo of Trump and pedophile Epstein at the rally tonight. Trump saw it and had the guy removed. Thank you unidentifed American patriot.

BREAKING: Virginia governor orders probe of abuse claims made by immigrant teens at juvenile detention facility after AP report.

Ian Bremmer describes a reported Trump-Merkel exchange at the G7: "He stood up, he put his hand in his pocket... and he took two Starbursts candies out, threw them on the table and said to Merkel, 'Here, Angela. Don't say I never give you anything.'"

Lawsuit alleges improper medication of migrant children in federal shelters

The optics of this are positively Trumpian.

FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe."

BREAKING: Judge Amy Berman Jackson DENIES Paul Manafort's motion to suppress evidence obtained from the storage unit in Virginia.

Paul Ryan with a tremendous show of bad faith. "I'm beginning to think Democrats are less interested in keeping families intact and more interested in keeping borders open."

Reporter gasps after Melania whitewashes Trump’s child camps: ‘That briefing was like everything’s fine’

Representative Goodlatte's extremist anti-immigrant bill just went down hard, 231-193.

BREAKING': The Trump administration plans to merge the Departments of Education and Labor.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: I don't have any investments in Russia and never have

Roger Stone: It's possible I'll be indicted

Some things hilariously terrible EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has spent your tax dollars on

JUST IN: Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israel's prime minister, gets charged with fraud and breach of trust

Trump goes full Qanon, accuses Democrats of creating a "massive child smuggling industry."

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been dropped by his speakers bureau after dismissing the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome separated from her mother after crossing the border.

Russia is sending weapons to Taliban, top U.S. general confirms

Roger Stone: My meeting with Russian national part of Peter Strzok's "insurance policy"

Why did Cambridge Analytica have HRC's stolen emails a month before WikiLeaks dumped them online?

Happening NOW at LaGuardia Airport in NYC: citizens gathering to greet kids separated from their parents by the Trump administration

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice who wrote book on political corruption indicted on 22 federal counts

Mattis "not aware" North Korea taking any steps to denuclearize after Trump said nuclear threat was over

Justice Dept requests military lawyers be sent to border to prosecute immigrants: report

US Ed and US Labor Depts may merge! This is being reported as a way to 'shrink the federal government',

Pres. Trump on ending family separation: "Ivanka feels very strongly, my wife feels very strongly about it, I feel very strongly about it. I think anybody with a heart will feel very strongly about it."

GOP strategist quits party over family separations, will vote for Democrats

Rachel ⁦@maddow⁩ reports Trump is using DoD JAG lawyers to assist US Attorneys in prosecuting asylum seeking immigrants. Why doesn’t this violate federal law? Will Trump use DoD troops to arrest them? What’s stopping them from coming to your town?

Pope Francis said “I am on the side” of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference, which called Trump's policy of taking migrants children from parents “immoral” and “contrary to our Catholic values.”

BREAKING: I just spoke to Michael Avenatti about his fight to reunite immigrant families in my new episode of The #DworkinReport podcast. You can listen below. There is one thing he made very clear. This fight is just beginning.

DoD agrees to DoJ request for extra lawyers on immigration cases

Rachel Maddow reports exclusive news that the Department of Justice has asked the Pentagon for help processing immigration cases and the DoD has agreed to send active duty JAGs to Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico to serve as special assistant U.S. attorneys

An HHS official tells NYT that more than 2,300 children who have already been separated from their parents will not be immediately reunited with their families while the adults remain in federal custody during their immigration proceedings.

A new FBI report shed light on behaviors of mass shooters before they acted out, finding most obtained a gun legally and did not have diagnosed mental health issues, points that run contrary to some popular beliefs.

Manhattan Federal authorities have subpoenaed the publisher of the National Enquirer, David Pecker for records related to its $150K payment to a former Playboy model, Karen McDougal.

Family immigration detention centers could be at capacity within days:

As former prosecutors, we believe the $150k payment to silence Karen McDougal violated campaign finance laws.

Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs

To counter the rising Russian threat, @TomRtweets says DoD needs to increase its USMC continent in Norway. He's right, we do.

From today’s Intel hearing on Russian interference

Trump: I’m more elite than "the elite"