Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Putin’s Secret Police Prevent 2 Million From Leaving Russia

“The former wrestlers said their ex-coach made it clear to them he was under pressure from Jordan to get statements of support from members of the team.”

Donald Trump and the mob

Day 17 #KremlinAnnex

Trump muses to Rush Limbaugh about whether to shut down the government before or after the midterms

President Trump may raise tariffs on fish, handbags and other goods from China to 25%, not 10% as planned

Trump admin takes Russia’s side in World Trade Organization case against Ukraine:

Why the Smart Move for Never-Trumpers Is To Become Democrats

Fire Mueller and we fire you.

NEW: ABC News: Mueller’s office wants to ask Trump about obstruction of justice. Per sources, Trump learned within the last day that Mueller will limit the scope of questioning & would like to ask questions both orally & written for Trump to respond to.

Another quick but deep analysis from @JRubinBlogger--Trump keeps admitting the corrupt intent necessary to prove obstruction. The essay is great -- and the email chain between me, @tribelaw & Jen was really something else, as she cross examined us in real time.

When RT leaps to your public defense, it doesn't make you look like less of a Kremlin-hugger

If this @abcnews report is accurate, the President freaked out on Twitter this morning because Mueller told his legal team he wants to question Trump about obstruction issues. So Trump stated his "opinion" that Sessions should shut down the probe

Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent

Two wildfires in California burned more than 150,000 acres so far and almost 100 large fires are burning across the country.

Democrats Hit Trump In The Wallet By Demanding Investigation Into His Taxpayer Funded Scotland Golf Course Stay

President Trump is escalating his attacks on the Russia investigation; going even further in his calls to shut down a law enforcement probe into his own team than we’ve ever seen before, from this President or any President since Nixon

Just now, Giuliani to Mueller: "Put up or shut up."

BREAKING: Trump considers hiking proposed tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25%

No one knows America's value better than refugees who flee persecution abroad. They make us stronger. White House plans to decrease the already modest number we accept are nothing more than another scheme to exploit xenophobia for political gain.

A group of 500 fathers detained with their sons in Texas were set to begin a hunger strike today while their children were to begin a protest of their own, refusing to participate in any school activities

Senator Richard Burr nails it re the gravity of Russia's information warfare/ongoing political interference: "Some feel that we as a society are sitting in a burning room, calmly drinking a cup of coffee, telling ourselves 'this is fine.' That's not fine."

"Denial, panic, threats, anger - those are very human responses to feeling guilt."

The Presidential Records Act makes clear that Brett Kavanaugh’s records belong to the American people—not Republicans or Democrats. That is why senators and the American people need to see ALL his records.

A combat veteran is making one final plea to Trump before his wife is deported to Mexico on Friday. The couple spent the last 20 years building a life in the US.

#ManafortTrial development: Prosecutors say they may not call Gates.

It's the hottest day in Korean history, as the relentless heatwave spreads around the planet

The Nick Sauer resignation letter.

ROCKET DOCKET: Prosecutor Uzo Asonye told Judge Ellis this afternoon that the prosecution believes it's paced ahead of schedule and plans to rest their case against Paul Manafort next week per @kpolantz

I’ve been hearing @realDonaldTrump and @RudyGiuliani claiming that ‘collusion is not a crime.’ Well, I took the liberty of reading the U.S. code myself. Here’s what the law actually says:

Just because @realDonaldTrump obstructs justice in full public view by calling on Sessions to interfere in Mueller investigation doesn't mean it's not obstruction of justice. Like when @POTUS went on TV & said he fired Comey due to Russia investigation. That was also obstruction.

50-47:Senate defeats Democrats plan to provide $250M for state election security grants for 2019 to protect future elections on near party line vote.Corker only Republican to vote Yes. Leahy amdt to 4-bill spending package needed 60 votes to pass. Burr Flake & McCain didn't vote.

GOP senator blasts Trump over farm bailout: Government shouldn't pick winners and losers

.@MaddowBlog: A sitting president - the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation - just publicly called on the attorney general to end the probe.

Maximillian Katzman, 29, the manager of a luxury menwear store in New York City, testifies that Paul Manafort spent more than $929,000 on suits between 2010 and 2014. He was the store's only customer to pay using wire transfers from foreign accounts.

BREAKING: US appeals court: Trump's executive order threatening to withhold funding from 'sanctuary cities' is unconstitutional.

Trump rally attendee holds up sign linked to infamous conspiracy theory

President Jimmy Carter slams America as 'an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery'

It’s clear, Kavanaugh is a threat to Roe v. Wade. He should not be confirmed.

NEW POLL: 4 in 10 Republicans say Russians helping GOP would be "appropriate" or "not a big deal"

“Against All Evidence” could be the title of @Jim_Jordan memoir.

The Trump administration plans to raise pending tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25% from 10%, a source familiar with discussions tells CNN

Elected official kneels during Pledge of Allegiance to protest Trump

The chief of staff has lately been sidelined as the president has asked aides and outside advisers about potential replacements.

'A man in this courtroom believed the law did not apply to him _ not tax law, not banking law,' Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye said of Manafort.

With the money it has spent on buybacks, McDonald's could have given all of its 2 million employees a $4,000 raise. CVS could have given its employees $18,000 each.

Watch top Trump officials refuse to raise their hands to defend family separation

Business groups, at war with President Donald Trump over trade and immigration, say they’re taking steps to rebuild the political center — including taking fresh looks at moderate Democrats.

One outside adviser to the White House tells Vanity Fair that White House counsel "Don McGahn hates Rudy [Giuliani] with intensity of 1,000 burning suns."

Jason Kessler "described writing three articles for The Daily Caller." The Daily Caller is owned by Tucker Carlson, which means Tucker Carlson paid the organizer of the deadly rally in Charlottesville.

the parents of a child killed at Sandy Hook cannot visit the grave of their son because the enormous Facebook and YouTube followings of Alex Jones continue to harass the family, insisting the shooting was a hoax

Alex Jones, the founder of InfoWars, is seeking over $100,000 in court costs from the parents of Noah Pozner, who died at Sandy Hook. They have lived in hiding for years after Jones spread false claims that they were actors.

'Everyone talked with Woodward': Trump White House braces for new book

The Most Compelling Evidence

The bogus technical analysis the right has used to support the Seth Rich conspiracy theory turns out to be the result of work from Russian military hackers and a British troll

GOP Governor: 'World’s number one bully' Trump must resign

With Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on trial, America is reckoning with its very serious kleptocracy problem.

$38,000,000,000 to Israel quietly being slipped through... The bill is entitled "United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018" (in the House the number is H.R.5141 and in the Senate it is S.2497).

Michigan Supreme Court Approves Gerrymandering Reform Measure For November Ballot

Did you donate $27 to the Sanders campaign in 2016? Approximately 370,000 of those donations went to Robert Mueller's first witness.

16 Days #KremlinAnnex

Trump says you need a photo ID to buy groceries

Update: The child died following her stay at an ICE Detention Center, as a result of possible negligent care and a respiratory illness she contracted from one of the other children. The events took place in Dilley Family Detention Center in south Texas.

Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy

Trump said people watched his rally on TVs outside the Fairgrounds. They didn’t.

Facebook still being used to stoke racial animus, split Americans

Kara Swisher, executive editor of Recode, talks with Nicolle Wallace about Facebook's announcement that it has found more "bad actors" using its platform to try to divide Americans against each other, and the problems Facebook is having policing its own platform for this kind of material.

Schmidt: GOP losses will concentrate more extreme Trump support

Steve Schmidt, political strategist, explains why Republican losses in a blue wave election would leave a smaller, more loyal-to-Trump group of Republicans with only the most extreme Trump supporting constituency

Schmidt: Trump ignorant, naive, and a fool on the world stage

Political strategist and former Republican, Steve Schmidt, discusses Iran's rejection of Trump's overtures as North Korea humiliates Trump with the continued construction, according to U.S. intelligence, of missiles capable of reaching the United States.

Public evidence suggests Mueller able to bring conspiracy charge

Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney, and Jeremy Bash, former CIA chief of staff, talk with Nicolle Wallace about the legal meaning of conspiracy and why they think, based on the evidence made public so far, that Robert Mueller has enough to charge someone with conspiracy.

Manafort tries passing the buck as trial's opening defense

Joyce Vance, former U.S. attorney, discusses the first day of the criminal trial of Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort, who appears to intend to blame his associates, including Rick Gates, for the trouble he is in.

Prosecutors confident on opening day of Manafort criminal trial

Josh Gerstein, senior White House reporter for Politico, reports on jury selection and opening statements on day one in the trial of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort