Friday, June 29, 2018

MAGA? G.M. Says New Wave of Trump Tariffs Could Force U.S. Job Cuts

The host of “The Stuttering John” podcast pretended to be New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, and was able to get Trump on the phone from Air Force One

Bayer bought Monsanto and is now stuck with its biggest headache

In simple terms: this is a KGB case officer sitting down with a deeply compromised American oligarch whom the KGB has been tracking since the 1970s. You can write the rest in crayon

Re-up. If you plan on attending #FamiliesBelongTogether march tomorrow, watch out for agitators looking to stir up trouble. Russian trolls have been using the possibility of violence to push civil war/divisive messaging. Don’t give them a victory. Keep it peaceful, patriots

If the Senate needed to wait nine months when Justice Scalia died, then it surely needs to wait four months now. If the American people deserved to have their voices heard then, they deserve to have their voices heard now.

Manafort assistant gave FBI access to evidence in storage locker

BREAKING: AP: Trump says he plans to announce Supreme Court choice on July 9, says he's considering 2 women.

Protesters greet Melania with inflatable Trump in Klan outfit at migrant center

Legal experts say that what the Justice Department has already handed over to House Republicans represents an unprecedented infringement by Congress into a pending criminal investigation.

"Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people," CNN Journalist Jim Acosta shouted at the end of Trump's speech

Comedian apparently tricks Trump into prank call

NEW: Five Immigrant Children In Detention Have Filed A Lawsuit Against The Government For "Cruel" Treatment

Today, Axios reported that Trump wants to withdraw the U.S. from the WTO.#Russia's state TV reported the same thing, NINE DAYS AGO. Are White House officials leaking to Russia?

Trump was taken aback to learn there were 35,000 U.S. troops in Germany and expressed interest to aides in removing them,

A Trump administration appointee to the State Department guts standard UN documents that condemn racism as a threat to democracy

Google and Facebook love your data and found ways around the EU to get it, says

Jon Stewart: "If there’s one hallmark to your presidency that I think we’re finding the most difficult is that no matter what you do it always comes with an extra layer of gleeful cruelty and dickishness."

This Lancastor, Pennsylvania cop just wanted to use his taser. The suspect was nonviolent and compliant. The cop’s actions were unwarranted and abusive. He needs to be fired and prosecuted for assault.

Trump is trying to destabilize the European Union

Wall Street has been left reeling as 2018 has so far upended almost every bet going

Important step to give @OPCW more clout against any use of chemical weapons. But note that the Kremlin is against.

‘What makes Hannity’s comments...particularly vile is that they come from a media personality who is a friend and powerful adviser to President Donald Trump, a politician who regularly uses inflammatory, anti-press rhetoric as a political tool...’

Stochastic terrorism = The public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act.

Emmanuel Macron reinstating compulsory national service in France, 20 years after end of the country's military service system

Is this a bad time to bring up the House Ethics complaint I filed on Rep Trey Gowdy for taking Anti-Hillary group bribes while he was investigating her? When he was caught he returned the money. But then he accepted the bribe via a different political group he runs—sneaky sneaky.

Better headline: Justice Kennedy's son was DeutscheBank lender who loaned Trump $1B for deals when no one else would

Trump tried to get France to leave the EU—blowing up 60 years of integration & cooperation—by offering them a better trade deal

The president's morning rant is careening off the rails as he hurls unfounded accusations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller. No matter how much Trump lies to protect himself and his indicted associates, we must protect the #Mueller investigation

Milo Yiannopoulos Encourages Vigilantes to Start ‘Gunning Journalists Down’

Sorry, Donald, criminal suspects don’t get to pick which judge decides their fate:

In just four months, the American people will determine the makeup of the United States Senate. Given the precedent set by Leader McConnell in 2016, it is only appropriate that the Senate wait until the new Congress is seated to consider any nomination to the Supreme Court.

It is truly ominous that @POTUS would take the word of Vladimir Putin over the unanimous conclusion of his OWN Intel chiefs and SecState—even as they report that Russia is STILL meddling in our elections! It only heightens suspicion about just what this is all about.

Trump’s IRS nominee didn’t disclose properties in Trump-branded hotel

A president under active criminal investigation of whether he won legitimately and whether he has obstructed that very investigation should not be permitted by a mere Senate majority to designate the justice whose votes could prove pivotal to the fate of his presidency.

Rosenstein and Wray hit Trump: We're not angry and we're not Democrats

Letter from top Democrats to the FBI calls out the game the GOP is playing with the Mueller investigation and the FBI

WATCH: Hearing erupts in laughs after Rosenstein points out to GOP lawmaker that you can't subpoena phone calls

Inside the White House’s Quiet Campaign to Create a Supreme Court Opening

FACT: Foxconn is only guaranteed to create 3,000 jobs. 13,000 at the highest estimate. It will cost our state over $200k per job. This is the largest subsidy any state has ever given a foreign company.

Here’s my message to House Republicans — Adam Schiff

Rising stakes stoke passions of community activists against Trump

Ezra Levin, executive director of The Indivisible Project, talks with Rachel Maddow about how outrage over the Donald Trump administration's family separation policy at the border and the generational stakes of a new Supreme Court pick have inflamed an already energized national network of grassroots activists.

These are the five senators who will decide the fate of the Supreme Court for the next 40 years. Tonight they heard from Trump. Tomorrow let them hear from you: 202-224-3121

The Baltic states and Poland have signed an agreement to connect their power grids to the European Union network by 2025 in a bid to end their dependence on Russia dating back to the Soviet era

Amid growing backlash to inflammatory statements by Fox News commentators, the network’s CEO summoned top show producers to a meeting last week and delivered a clear message.

Justice Kennedy, a day before announcing his retirement, voted in favor of Trump's racist, xenophobic travel ban. It now turns out that the judge's son, Justin, was Trump's banker at the Deutsche Bank, known to launder money. It appears that Judge Kennedy has been coerced by DJT

Committee want Matt Oczkowski, a former employee of the now defunct consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, to answer questions about how his new company, Data Propria, uses consumer data.

White, non-Hispanic male shooter

Democrats call out GOP for attacking Mueller, FBI for Trump

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Republicans are trying to help Donald Trump by discrediting the FBI and undercutting the Mueller investigation.

Newsroom shooter Jarrod Ramos was a Trump supporter.

Well, here's an unnerving factoid: Trump's "most trusted" private banker at @DeutscheBank for 12 years was... Justice Kennedy's son!

Capital Gazette reporter demands action after shooting: I couldn't give a f-ck about your prayers

Pres. Trump does not comment when asked about the deadly Maryland newsroom


Laying groundwork to lambast NATO, no doubt.

I also find it fascinating that this Congress exercises no meaningful oversight on any Department of this Administration other than the single Department that is investigating Donald Trump's ties to Russia. Weird, right?

GOP anxious to subvert Mueller as Trump Russia probe pushes on

Rachel Maddow looks at the renewed vigor with which Republicans are trying to undercut the FBI and the Trump Russia investigation, and rounds up the latest reporting on progress in the probe, including scrutiny of Russians guests at Donald Trump's inauguration.

Just in: Paul Manafort is asking the DC Circuit to let him out of jail while his appeal is pending

Some Republicans are suggesting the #McConnellStandard only applies to presidential elections. Respectfully, that’s ridiculous. Regardless of who is president, the Senate confirms a Supreme Court nominee. The people deserve a say on who controls the Senate.

Hundreds of women arrested at protest of Trump border policy

Rachel Maddow reports on nearly 600 women, including at least one member of Congress, being arrested at a single massive protest of Donald Trump's family separation border policy at the Hart Senate Office Building, likely on a precursor to a weekend of planned events.

This is 34 year-old Rebecca Smith, she was a sales assistant at Capital Gazette newspaper. She is described by colleagues as “kind & considerate.” She grew up in Baltimore & played field hockey. She leaves behind a fiancé. We need to make change to America’s gun laws. RIP.

Staffers resolve to put out Maryland paper despite fatal shooting

Republicans use church tax to fund millionaire tax cut

Barring an unexpected change, the Donald J. Trump Foundation will be defending itself in a New York courtroom shortly before this fall’s midterm elections. The proceedings seem unlikely to go well for the institution and its leadership.

Wow, NYTimes buries the lead: Justice Kennedy's son who worked at Deutsche Bank was Trump's "most important lender"—more than $1 billion for real estate when no other bank would go near him