Friday, July 13, 2018

.@realDonaldTrump cannot claim to love the U.S. while meeting with #Putin, a man who is overseeing an all-out attack on America's democracy. Joined @HFACDemocrats to urge @POTUS to immediately cancel his meeting with Putin next week.

A parent company linked to a Russian oligarch has acquired a vendor that provides key services for Maryland elections, officials say.

CEO who paid Cohen millions for Trump access sent him drug pricing proposal that was later adopted in Trump admin plan

Federal auditor orders Tom Price to pay $341K for flights

NEW: House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Dep. AG Rod Rosenstein, per three conservative Capitol Hill sources — putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intel officers

BREAKING: AP Exclusive: Environmental cleanup of Pence family's failed gas stations has cost Indiana taxpayers more than $20 million.

The only statement worth making is canceling the summit. Anything else will be a considered a concession - normalizing relations with an adversary that continues to attack the U.S. and allies.

Trump says immigration is “changing culture…changing security. We're far superior...”

#TrumpLies - and not very well, either. 'Trump Sun interview: Trump denies he said something that he said on a tape everyone has heard'

From what I'm hearing on Russian state TV, I can surmise that Putin will blame not only Obama, but also Hillary Clinton for the deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations, #Crimea, etc. to create a real bonding experience with Trump. Trump will eat it up. The writing is on the wall

Opinion: Is Trump trying to collapse Britain’s government?

Activist groups delivered 600,000 petitions to the FCC demanding the merger of Sinclair and Tribune be stopped

A reader notes that since this was the GRU - Russian *Military* intelligence behind this attack that it falls under article 5 in the NATO Treaty...

FEMA has acknowledged for the first time it failed to properly prepare for last year’s hurricane season

Dems reveal new emails showing Cohen "selling access" to Trump White House

Trump: "I don't take questions from CNN. Fake news. Let's go to John Roberts of Fox. A real network."

CNN chyron: “Trump Denies He Criticized UK’s May After Criticizing Her”

McCain says Trump “must be willing to confront Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that there will be a serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression ... If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the summit in Helsinki should not move forward.”

Did Elliot Broidy really take the fall for Donald Trump? Here’s some new evidence.

Trump’s summit with Putin is not being canceled,

Mark Warner in a media avail: "Going forward, there should be no one on one meeting between this president and Mr. Putin. There needs to be other Americans in the room."

Trump could have had the biggest inauguration ever if he'd just billed it as a Trump protes

JUST IN: Russians allegedly launched leaks website one day before Trump Tower meeting

Read @RepCummings statement on new HHS IG report on Secretary Price's private travel.

#BREAKING: US officially lifts ban on Chinese telecom giant ZTE

Thankyou UK for your support🇺🇸people all over the world detest this poor excuse for a president

Mueller just broke the news that a candidate for congress asked for and received hacked info from the Russians. House Republicans must immediately investigate

London rules, Trump drools

#BREAKING The Kremlin praises President Donald Trump as a "partner" ahead of his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Even Fox is finally catching on

Congressman Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) just now, on the latest Mueller indictment: "It means we're at war with Russia."

DNC: "This is not a witch hunt and it is certainly not a joke ... It's long past time for him and his allies in the Republican Party to stop ignoring this urgent threat to our national security."

Mueller is suggesting Russians stole Clinton campaign election analytics. If they gave that to Trump campaign, then how is that different from Nixon's Cuban burglars breaking into Democratic campaign offices?

Why would Jill Stein be paying the same lawyers as Paul Manafort? SO WEIRD, RIGHT?

From the indictment: "The conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, wrote to a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump"

“Russia if you’re listening I hope you find the 33K Clinton emails”

He's telling us that there is more, and if we don't rise to our own defense now, we'll regret it. This is not a partisan issue.

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Forward in to 12;17 to start

In light of the charges against 12 GRU officers announced by Rod Rosenstein, @realDonaldTrump should cancel his meeting with Putin, who ordered the attack on the US. @POTUS shouldn't meet Putin until he accepts responsibility. And Trump should definitely not meet him alone.

No question President Trump should cancel Monday's meeting with Putin - certainly no meeting alone.

If Trump doesn’t confront Putin with INDICTMENT of Russians involved in hacking it is all but an admission of his campaign’s involvement. Impossible to believe Trump campaign unaware of this massive attack! He MUST confront Putin who has attacked the USA! Otherwise he is useless!

Small Insurers Under Pressure From ACA Payment Delays

Rosenstein's clear message to cable newsers: People who speculate about federal probes "usually do not know all of the relevant facts." He adds: "We do not try cases on television or in congressional hearings..."

I'm starting to think Roger may have rolled over

No more denials. Jim Jordan must acknowledge what he knew: editorial

Breaking: Mueller alleges Russians *stole* key information on *half a million* US voters by hacking a state board of election site. Significan

Reupping thread of Harry Reid's summer 2016 letter to Comey that Russia intended to falsify election results.

NEW: Deputy AG Rosenstein: "When we confront foreign interference in American elections, it's important for us to avoid thinking politically, as Republicans or Democrats, and instead to think patriotically as Americans."

We are told that these images are from the alias Facebook account of Columbus Det. Steve Rosser (before he deleted it), who was at the center of the arrest of my client. Anyone with information confirming this, pls contact me

NEWS: As Rosenstein announces indictments, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows is filing a motion to impeach him for DOJ noncompliance, source tells me

Hacking groups D.C. Leaks and Guccifer 2.0 were both created and controlled by the Russian GRU, Rosenstein says

New post: Big pharma ditches antibiotic research when it's needed most

DAG Rosenstein says he briefed Pres. Trump on the indictments earlier this week. “The President is fully aware of these actions today.”

WATCH Raskin remind everyone that insults toward Donald Trump do not mean deep state conspiracy as he points out overwhelming Republican hypocrisy. These greatest hits insults are delicious.

NEW: Read the entire Mueller indictment

Commander Babyfingers and Princess Limoncella arrive at the ball.

Interesting timing choice by DoJ today (right before Trump-Putin meet), announcing indictments against 12 alleged Russian intelligence officers for allegedly releasing info through DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0

BREAKING: 12 Russian intelligence officers have been indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for hacking into the DNC computers during the 2016 presidential election. Press conference coming momentarily.

BREAKING- special robert mueller indicts 12 russian nationals for hacking of DCCC, DNC & hilary clinton’s presidential campaign, and releasing it as DCleaks and guccifer 2.0

INCOMING! New Mueller indictment expected!

Putin and Trump gear up to practice the art of no deal

“I Was Just Flabbergasted.” Discovering Cambridge Analytica.

NEW POLL: Majority of voters want Mueller to take his time on probe

Rep. Swalwell: Marathon GOP-led hearing ‘wrong hearing, wrong...

Congressman Swalwell says that the Republican-led hearing of FBI agent Peter Strzok should never have happened. Swalwell accused Republicans of asking deliberately misleading questions in an attempt to discredit the Mueller probe. Lawrence also discusses with David Frum.

Watching the spectacle of the House “hearing” with Peter Strzok today, I was reminded of the words of Abraham Lincoln: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Trump talks baby blimp, criticizes British PM in new interview

Trump confesses that the baby Trump blimp makes him feel unwelcome in London in an interview with The Sun. Pres. Trump also said Boris Johnson would make a great P.M. ahead of his meeting with current P.M. Theresa May. Eugene Robinson and Brian Klaas discuss the interview with Lawrence.

TRUMP'S BREXIT BLAST I told May how to do Brexit but she wrecked it — the US trade deal is off, says Donald Trump

Trump falsely claims poll shows he's more popular than Lincoln

Shortly after Trump rattled the U.S.-built international order on a trip to Europe, two of his predecessors gathered in Arkansas and defended American aid around the world

Trump says he feels "unwelcome" in London due to protests

Nuland: FBI in 2016 was concerned about Russians visa seekers

Victoria Nuland, former NATO ambassador and undersecretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, talks with Rachel Maddow about the FBI's expressed concerns to the State Department about Russians with "extreme technical skills" seeking visas to the U.S. in the 2016.

Nuland: Putin heads to Trump meeting with lots of wants

Victoria Nuland, former NATO ambassador and undersecretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance of NATO and what Vladimir Putin is likely to try to get out of Donald Trump when they meet one-on-one.

NBC News Exclusive: A video created to start a probe into the ex-Ohio State wrestling doctor —and led to questions about what Rep. Jordan, a former coach, knew about the alleged abuse— recounts what a former athlete called a "cesspool of sexual deviance."

Russian hack of Victoria Nuland an early warning sign for 2016

Rachel Maddow tells the story of Russia hacking U.S. diplomat Victoria Nuland and trying to use the hacked material as a tool against Nuland and the United States, which can now be seen as a precursor to the Russian hacking in the 2016 election.

Lieu notes that FBI Director Wray exclusively donated to Republicans during 2016 cycle, but Democrats aren't saying that means he can't do his job. (Because agents are allowed to have private views! Like anybody else!)

Steven Mnuchin dismissed fears that the U.S. is waging a global trade war as he was hit with questions from nearly every member of a key House committee about the Trump administration's policies

Ultimately, the conservative takeover of America’s courts hinged on ruthless power politics: the G.O.P. exploiting its unearned advantage in the Electoral College, the U.S. Senate, and the Supreme Court itself.

Nadler: Republican hearings are shows intended to help Trump

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about Republican efforts to use hearings in Congress to try to undermine the Mueller investigation to help Donald Trump.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Democrats are reading too much into writings from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

"Trump's unhinged, shithouse-rat-crazy tweets today should tell you how deeply he fears Mueller"

Kavanaugh has clearly stated that he believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned. We should believe him. Call your Senators and Representatives and tell them

The FCC wants to only follow up on disputes if consumers use a formal complaint process that comes with a $225 filing fee.

Trump: Europe “losing its culture” because of “sad” immigration

Hundreds & hundreds of protestors outside #BlenheimPalace making an amazing noise! Incredible atmosphere! So proud to be here! No, @realDonaldTrump, Britons do NOT like you or your racist immigration policies

Strzok holds his own as Republicans try to put on show at hearing

Rachel Maddow reviews some highlights as well as some newly learned details from FBI Agent Peter Strzok's testimony in Congress as Strzok stood up to Republicans bent on political showmanship

This was published today in The Scotsman, Scotland's national newspaper. Strong language