Friday, August 3, 2018

"Obstruction of justice bombshell will explode before midterms"

Covering up for & defending child rapists seems to be your MO, @Jim_Jordan. Why’s that?

Watch QAnon Followers Try to Explain Their Absolutely Bonkers, Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theory

JUST IN: Trump administration reverses Obama-era rule that banned pesticide use in national wildlife refuges

"their plan to rewrite fuel economy rules and replace them with ones so lax that even the automakers are wary"

Jordan’s Defense: “We can’t trust @Jim_Jordan’s accusers. They are mentally unstable from bein’ sexually abused when they were young while some a-hole watched and did nothin’.”

When what you really need is therapy

Kids who stayed at Shiloh Treatment Center in TX reportedly told lawyers and family members they were heavily drugged, in some cases held down and injected, and abused by staffers. One doctor prescribing drugs lost had his certification years before.

"The dangerous blustering bigot on the stage last night [in Pennsylvania] is even more borish & less connected to reality than he was 10 years ago. Donald Trump is not well and everyone close to him says it"

Paul Manafort's attorney: If he was intending to break the law, why did he leave "evidence around"

Kristin Davis, the former owner of a high-end prostitution ring who's informally known as the "Manhattan Madam," met voluntarily with Mueller

In a newly disclosed letter, Trump Int'l Hotel's GM describes a lucrative visit by travelers with the Saudi Crown Prince that boosted revenue for the entire quarter. It shows how little is known about the biz Trump's company does with foreign officials.

Kamala Harris has been the target of social media misinformation campaigns since becoming a senator. Every month for the last 18 months, her office has discovered on average 3 to 5 fake Facebook profiles pretending to be hers, a Harris aide says.

Trump’s base isn’t enough to save him

NEW: Trump administration says in order to reunite remaining 572 separated kids @ACLU — *not* government which separated them — should be responsible for:

Focus on taxes on fourth day of Trump ex-aide Manafort's trial

Ivanka's Courageous Stance Of 'The Media Isn't The Enemy'

Did Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina Cause a Leadership Shake-up at the NRA?

We ARE the people.

Exclusive: Bannon blasts 'con artist' Kochs, 'lame duck' Ryan, 'diminished' Kelly

Five recommendations to counter disinformation

Congratulations to President Trump: only 300 thousand less jobs created during his first 18 months relative to the last 18 months of President Obama. Seriously, pretty good!

That time Donald Trump was principal for a day, and it went about how you would expect.

Oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who loaned tens of millions to Paul Manafort, is a friend of Putin & now apparently Trump, too. A financial web of treachery.

These include Sean Hannity, Fox and Friends, Lee @stranahan, @theintercept, @ggreenwald, and @thenation among many others.

Rep. Diane Black, who gave up her seat in Congress to run for governor of Tennessee, was utterly crushed in her primary by a little-known underdog

Yet another brilliant move from ⁦@GOPChairwoman⁩. After all, nothing donors like more than being bossed around by the organization they’re supporting. Besides, you guys don’t need that donor money for those pesky tv ads. You have Q.

"Accountability is meaningless unless it’s for everybody," says @StephenAtHome on CBS boss Les Moonves. "This roar is just a natural backlash to all that silence.

QAnon is more than a collection of crazies. It’s a targeted PSYOP designed to discredit USG while creating a personality cult around tRUmp. And it’s not just Russia behind it; Beijing is, too. They’re projecting tRUmp’s crimes so they’re less shocking to his base when exposed.

The most popular American cars will cost thousands of dollars more because of tariffs

The total U.S. debt just passed the $21.3 trillion mark, of which $15.6 trillion is owed by the public.

Manafort’s bookkeeper testifies against him, alleging efforts to inflate income

omg this @aravosis sign is everything

Why Paul Manaforts Blame Rick Gates Strategy Will Fail

“Wyden wrote to the Treasury’s enforcement arm raising concerns about Kalashnikov USA & TulAmmo USA. Both conduct business in the US despite ‘what appear to be’ links to & relationships w/ ‘the sanctioned Ru state-owned arms manufacturing industry.’”

A few things have happened in the last three weeks since @MollyMcKew and I wrote this piece...but reupping due to the appearance of intel chiefs at the White House today. This isn’t a sneak attack anymore.

If you don't know, now you know. And if you don't know and you're the direction of national intelligence for the United States of America, then that's a problem.

I’m leading 23 Senators in telling @SecretaryZinke that he must REJECT new mining claims within our national monuments--especially while @POTUS' attacks on public lands are being challenged in court. New mining within the boundaries of a national monument is illegal.

What Is QAnon? Here's What You Need To Know About The Baseless Mega-Conspiracy Theory

Paul Manafort's bookkeeper says he was broke in 2016 and lied to banks

CNN asked Qanon supporters to explain their dedication to reading 4chan shitposts. the result is exactly what you would expect

Trump says US Steel opening mills. Not true. Just more lies!

All 8 GOP Congressmen who visited Russia on the 4th of July have all voted against providing funding to secure State election systems against Russian interference in 2018. Voted AGAINST.

Today our president called on his (recused) AG to shut down the investigation of his own campaign. As shocking as that is, what’s even more dangerous is that we’ve gotten used to it. The rule of law won’t evaporate overnight, but it can slip away—if we let it.

Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Brad Parsquale were involved in hiring the British-based political data firm Cambridge Analytica, which improperly accessed personal data from Facebook user

Oh good. Lisa Bloom is here to tell us who is and isn’t a good lawyer. She was happy to represent Harvey Weinstein. But please... ignore that now. She’s got publicitying to do.

In her book, Raising Trump, @IvankaTrump’s mom Ivana explains that she entered into a fraudulent marriage in 1971 for the purpose of obtaining a passport. "We stayed married for two years to fool the government."

Once she made her way to Canada on a passport obtained through a fraudulent marriage, Ivana Trump began crossing the border to the United States to work. It was a quick drive from Montreal. Trump never mentions if she obtained a permit cross the border or to work.

Top HHS official says the agency warned the Trump administration that separating children from their parents would be detrimental to their health.

Russia has issued at least 700 new work permits to North Korean laborers this year despite a UN ban on that exact practice. It even appears to be running joint ventures with Pyongyang. Old habits die hard

Analysis | Has the Trump administration repealed 22 regulations for each new one?

Leaked emails reveal how the State Department downplayed - & even mocked - the findings of a scathing U.N report on poverty in the U.S.

Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason

It's 90 degrees in the Arctic Circle this week. Here's why.

Maria Butina's infiltration of GOP circles was anything but subtle.

We need to watch who does and doesn't vote in favor of this bill.

The hosts worry about poor Rand Paul being unfairly pegged as a pro-Kremlin politician. Anatoly Antonov (Ambassador of Russia to the U.S.), casually mentions that Rand Paul came over to his residence and the two had lunch together.

Gay couple in New York denied marriage license

In the deeply conservative Republican state of Idaho, Paulette Jordan is running for governor. If she wins, she'd become the nation's first Native American governor. Jordan wants more money for health care and public schools.

Donald Trump has 30-years of Rusian ties.

Another racist woman about to call ICE on a poor, immigrant mother trying to get money to feed herself and her daughter.

Ivanka Trump's "good cop" routine is a sham

#facebook FB “It’s like having door locks installed, only to find out that the locksmith also gave keys to all of his friends so they can come in and rifle through your stuff without having to ask you for permission,”

Trump mocks cancer-stricken John McCain, and mimics his decisive vote against ACA repeal

Bannon breaks with Trump: Mueller is “a good man"

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: “The intelligence community continues to be concerned about the threats of upcoming US elections. ... We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States.”

"The Russian national had been hired by the U.S. Secret Service and is understood to have had access to the agency's intranet and email systems, which gave her a window into highly potentially confidential material including the schedules of the president and vice-president."

The death of a toddler shortly after release from Dilley has been confirmed by the pro bono project (CARA) that works at Dilley and the American Immigration Lawyers Association

Why Trump's "enemy of the people" messaging matters

I’m calling for an investigation into whether @realDonaldTrump used tours of Air Force One as a perk for Mar-a-Lago club members. The American people deserve better than a president who uses taxpayer-funded government resources to feather his own nest.

Omarosa claims in new book she saw evidence of Trump’s "mental decline"

Pope Francis officially shifts Vatican stance against the death penalty

The Trump Administration’s policy of separating children and their parents will likely cause harm to these children for the rest of their lives. I'll repeat what I said weeks ago: those who created and implemented this policy, including Secretary Nielsen, should step down

"I have great respect for the U.K. United Kingdom. Great respect. People call it Britain. They call it Great Britain. They used to call it England, different parts."

Trump rallies in Pennsylvania as his fortunes there sag

Afternoon: Trumps national security team says Trump administration sees Russian attack on US elections as a serious threat it is bent on countering. Evening: Trump says it's "hoax" and there's no reason to confront Putin.

Ethics rules bar officials from using their official contacts to set up “nests” for their post-government lives, and Zinke's potential microbrewery was a focus of both ethics watchdogs and House Democrats

Trump has arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, according to the pool report. This is Trump's 178th day at a Trump property as president and his 135th day at a Trump golf club as president.

Mixing protest and party, nightly ‘Kremlin Annex’ rally outside the White House reaches its third week

Staff members at Smith College will be required to take part in anti-bias training beginning in the fall after an employee this week called campus police on a black student who was eating her lunch in a common area at the Northampton school.

In Court Papers, NRA Stresses Financial Pressures and Says It May Have to Shut Down NRATV

In Violation of Texas Law, Most High Schools Aren’t Giving Students the Chance to Register to Vote

At film premiere, @DonaldJTrumpJr says modern-day Dem platform reminiscent of Nazis. "You see the Nazi platform from the early 1930s . . . and you look at it compared to the DNC platform of today, you’re saying, ‘Man, those things are awfully similar."

"that Helsinki press conference was like 'oh my god. Is this a Manchurian candidate?'.. everyone, I think, had doubts about it but when you watch that press start to say 'what if this is true?' we're having this reaction today..." -

NEWS: Top Trump donor Franklin Haney agreed to pay Michael Cohen $10 MILLION earlier this year if Cohen successfully helped obtain funding for a nuclear-power project, including a $5 billion loan from the Department of Energy.

Lawrence on Ivanka Trump’s absence on border children

Ivanka Trump said she "vehemently" opposed Donald Trump's family separation policy but added that her own mother "came here legally." But what if that isn't totally true? Lawrence explains the questions raised over Ivanka Trump's mother's immigration history

Koch Bodyguards Got Police Badges From Same Tiny Town as Mercer - Bloomberg

BREAKING: Federal prosecutors allege that officials at a @SouthwestKey shelter in Mesa, AZ were unaware that an HIV-positive worker was sexually abusing boys in its care for months.

Housing and rates are worrying some economists that a recession is looming. "We're not there yet, but this is what led us to the housing crash," one economist said

Vice President Mike Pence says a county in Kansas shut down its election system after a malware attack. But it didn't.

Nixon lawyer John Dean: ‘I never feared for my country during Watergate — I fear for our democracy now’

Suddenly the White House cares about election security. Can we believe it?

Ex-federal prosecutor: Likely to see Trump named as 'indicted...

Joyce Vance, a former federal prosecutor, says that there is a good chance that Robert Mueller will name President Trump an unindicted co-conspirator in the Russia investigation. Lawrence also discusses what that means with Eugene Robinson an Maya Wiley.