Thursday, July 26, 2018

BREAKING: Facebook stock collapse wipes out $119 billion in market value, one of the worst single-day losses in history.

BREAKING: Russian government announces opening of a new criminal case against me and various US officials involved in the creation of the Magnitsky Act and the investigation into Russian organized money laundering in US connected to Magnitsky case

‘A cesspool of deviancy’: New claims of voyeurism test Jordan denials

Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s ‘Russia troubles’ keep on compounding. After doing the Russian’s bidding for them trying to stop the Magnitsky Act, it’s now coming out that he had meetings with alleged Russian agent Maria Butina

Former Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman has an August surprise for the President and the public: A "tell-all" book that her publisher calls an "explosive, jaw-dropping account"

Pretty exciting news out of the UK. Offshore owners of British property will have to reveal their identities or face unlimited fines and jail sentences. Must be a hard day for some in Moscow right now.

We've added several key pieces of reporting to our timeline documenting the long trail of connections between accused Russian spy Maria Butina, the NRA, and the GOP:

Energy Dept broke the law with tweet bashing ObamaCare: Government Accountability Office

Mueller is scrutinizing tweets and negative statements from Trump about Sessions and James Comey.

Ryan says he opposes GOP effort to impeach DOJ's Rosenstein

Annnnndddd, it's already over. Meadows backs off impeaching Rosenstein after leadership talks

Are we ever going to get back to Wilbur Ross brazenly perjuring himself in sworn congressional testimony or is that one of those things we shrug off these days?

Now that the threat of being interrogated by Russians for alleged criminal activity has subsided, this is the next battle -- making sure that Russia does not abuse Interpol to try arrest former US government officials for fantasy crimes that they did not commit:

The Trump Organization's CFO has been subpoenaed in the Cohen probe, @WSJ reports

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If CNN was smart, they’d fight this like a NY tab: don’t mention the @kaitlancollins incident on air again after tonight, but put four investigative reporters on Shine.

White House Correspondents' Association condemns White House for banning CNN reporter: "It cannot stand"

Facebook’s scandals are hitting the company where it hurts: growth

What if Trump Has Created a Monster That No Republican Can Control After Hes Gone?

Scoop: Boris Johnson has been speaking in private to Steve Bannon

Made in China: Trump's re-election flags may get burned by his own tariffs

Hyundai Motor warns of more pain from tariffs after profit drops

Breaking: Donald Trump conspired with Michael Cohen to pay off multiple other women prior to Election Day in 2016. They were also concerned about a pregnancy. Cohen has evidence and info in his possession and it must be released to the public.

Pompeo was unable to keep his cool in this hearing, belittling and dismissing reasonable questions and comments from the Senators in his oversight committee -- from both parties. Made it clear who he reports to. Believes "policy" should be secret.

Republicans are trying to conceal records from 3 of the 5 years Kavanaugh worked in the White House for President Bush. I want to know what exactly is in those papers that they don’t want the American people to see. We won’t stop pushing on this.

"Paul Ryan is the kind of guy who crashes your kegger, drinks all your beer and then calls the cops to make a noise complaint."

Evidence will soon be presented to Ecuador, in an unequivocal fashion, that Assange was using Ecuadorian soil to conduct Intel operations against the United States & Spain on behalf of Russia. Ecuador will then, based on cause, hand JAss over to the UK

Founder of anti-Putin feminist group Femen found dead in Paris apartment

Putin gave Trump a soccer ball during a news conference last week in Helsinki, Finland -- and the ball may have contained a transmitter chip.

“The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted” - DAG Rosenstein offers reaction to House mulling articles for his impeachment at Newseum event just now

Miami-Dade — which ranks 2nd-worst in nation for income and poverty level — just gave another $58 million in welfare to Miami Dolphins’ billionaire owner — who ranks #14 on Forbes’ list of 20 Richest Real Estate Billionaires in the World — because Miami

Let's be clear. This is a self-inflicted wound to the U.S. economy that now requires a bailout by the political party that used to sanctimoniously lecture about free markets and fiscal responsibility

Mothers heard pleading for their children at immigration detention center

How the Trump Tax Cut Is Helping to Push the Federal Deficit to $1 Trillion

The court ruling that could lead to Trump's tax returns

President Trump was dealt a major legal setback after a federal judge allows an emolument lawsuit against him to proceed. David Cay Johnston explains what comes next in a court case that could have bigger implications for Trump than the Mueller investigation.

Perspective: The game was rigged in Ivanka Trump’s favor. How did her brand manage to fail?

Samantha Bee blasts NRA's Dana Loesch for silence over Russian spy Maria Butina: "I challenge you to tell me how it’s American for the NRA to take money from foreign agents who want to see our democracy burn"

Mark Zuckerberg lost $16.8 billion in a day—enough to wipe out 87% of the billionaires on Bloomberg's index

More Cohen tapes coming? Michael Cohen "kicks back" at Trump

Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox says the thought process for Michael Cohen when Trump attacks him: "If you want to kick me, I will kick you back. And I will kick you 10 times harder." Jill Wine-Banks and Tim O'Brien also join Lawrence.

General Motors has become the highest-profile U.S. company to fall victim to Trump's trade wars by cutting its profit forecast for this year on surging steel and aluminum prices. Shares were on course for their steepest one-day plunge in 7+ years.

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch says 3D-printed "ghost guns"—which can be made at home and don't have serial numbers, rendering them untraceable—symbolize "freedom and innovation."

@BetsyDeVos plans to get rid of Obama‘s loan forgiveness rules for students DEFRAUDED by for-profit colleges, essentially giving #immunity to FRAUDULENT “schools,” while denying their victims a realistic path for debt relief.

Statement regarding CNN press access at today’s White House event

Maria Butina's attorney warned about attempts to try case in the press

Owner of Russian import/export company indicted for conspiracy to smuggle $65 million worth of sensitive electronics from the United States to Russian defense contractors

New story: Emails show Michigan Republicans bragged about cramming 'Dem garbage' into gerrymandered districts

When Paul Ryan got to Congress, the budget had a $125 billion surplus. The year he leaves, it will be a $1.1 trillion deficit

A mysterious company that made a huge contribution to a pro-Trump political group this year is run by two Soviet-born businessmen, one of whom was feted at a donor retreat at Mar-a-Lago in March

Democrats should begin expulsion proceedings for Meadows, Jordan and Nunes for openers. That won't get a vote either but it will start outside investigations by the media.

Happy Shark Week, Mr. President!

30 members of Congress have reviewed largely unredacted copies of the highly sensitive surveillance-warrant applications on Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, but House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes still has not

Reminder: last year John Bolton called the Russian election interference "an act of war." Now as national security adviser he puts out an official statement calling investigation of said act of war "witch hunt."

BREAKING: Chinese police took away woman after suspected self-immolation attempt outside U.S. embassy in Beijing - state media

Eyewitnesses say online an explosion has taken place outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing

Newsweek cover, 45 years ago this week

Change in voter registration since Parkland shooting among 18 to 29-year-olds:

Something just exploded at the US Embassy in Beijing, China just a few min ago. Smoke everywhere

Investigators have 100 Michael Cohen tapes: WaPo

Rachel Maddow relays breaking news from The Washington Post that federal investigators have roughly 100 tapes secretly recorded by Michael Cohen that may relate to Donald Trump and his businesses.

White House hasn't corrected online record of Putin backing Trump

In a follow-up to Tuesday night's story, Rachel Maddow reports that while the White House admits the question about Vladimir Putin supporting Donald Trump is missing from its online transcript, it hasn't corrected that transcript or the corresponding video.

Legal pressure on Trump-friendly publish could be bad for Trump

Rebecca O'Brien, law enforcement reporter for the Wall Street Journal, talks with Rachel Maddow about how legal pressure on Donald Trump-friendly publisher American Media over payments to Karen McDougal could end up becoming a legal problem for Trump.

Republicans introduce articles of impeachment against Rosenstein

Kyle Cheney, congressional reporter for Politico, talks with Rachel Maddow about a newly introduced resolution from pro-Trump Republicans in the House to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

NRA quiet on alleged role as Russian conduit in Butina charges

Rachel Maddow shows that prosecutors in the Mariia Butina case say their evidence overlaps with other investigations, and notes that the NRA has been oddly silent on how they're cast as a tool of Russia in the Butina charges.