Sunday, August 5, 2018

Dem governor: 'We will rescue America from the grasp of an unhinged narcissist’

Trump makes bizarre claim that tariffs will help pay down the massive U.S. debt

Sekulow: "I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in. The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”

This mornin', via Tweet, Trump admitted Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and Don Jr. met with Russians with foreknowledge they would obtain information from a foreign adversary to sway an election. Then Trump claimed he "did not know about it."

Four members of a Homeland Security advisory council have resigned in July in protest over the Trump admin's immigration policies, citing the "morally repugnant" practice of separating immigrant families at the border.

Can the Senate Constrain the President on NATO and Russia?

Cranberry growers, already beset by falling prices, find the industry’s small size offers no cover from global trade tensions

If there's nothing wrong with getting dirt on your opponent from a hostile foreign power, why did Don Jr. react like this when confronted about the Trump/Russia conspiracy a month after his Trump Tower meeting?

U.S. Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son's meeting

The Day Trump Told Us There Was Attempted Collusion with Russia

Hear Trump's response to CNN's question Hear the death threat made to CNN anchors

The Point: Trump is twisting himself in knots trying to explain the Trump Tower meeting

Former Trump campaign aide who once socialized with alleged Russian agent Maria Butina tells @ABC News she “networked so extensively” there is likely a broad swath of mid-level and senior leaders she encountered at some point during her time in Washington

Annnnd they’re finally being completely honest: They’re not Americans anymore.

Facebook is trying to buy Devin Nunes’ vote on regulating @Facebook and other social media platforms. Thousands of dollars donated to Nunes already this cycle. Very disturbing.

MUST WATCH: Trump's attorney, Jay Sekulow, backtracks on previous lie involving his false statement on the Trump Tower meeting: "I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement ... over time facts develop" This is a nice way of saying "my client lied to me."

Schiff: There's evidence Trump colluded with Russia "in plain sight"

We've never had a presidential nervous breakdown live-tweeted before. Popcorn is recommended

JUST IN: Trump again attacks media as the "enemy of the people," says they can "cause war"

.@realDonaldTrump failed to mention that his administration is borrowing more money this quarter than in any quarter since the recession (which is unnecessary in a good economy), will borrow 2x as much this year as it did in 2017, and the total debt is at a record high over $21T.

Lisbon breaks 37-year-old record to notch its hottest temperature ever as an unrelenting wave of heat bakes Portugal and neighboring Spain.

Wells Fargo Discloses Tax-Credit Probe, Accidental Foreclosures

Roger Stone has whacked out meltdown after getting word that Robert Mueller going to indict him:

Trump at a precarious moment in his presidency: Privately brooding and publicly roaring

Trump is Making the USA a “ Not to go to” place.

Emails written by Kushner point to Kushner's evident dismay with the UN agency as well as to discreet attempts to put a stop to UNRWA's work — a move that would essentially render millions of Palestinian refugees status-less

Not so fast. Pay attention to the wording of the classified Rosenstein memo authorizing Mueller to investigate whether Manafort was “colluding with Russian government officials.

The former head of South Carolina's Republican Party told police that he killed his mother's dog because God told him to, authorities say.

Iowa farmers' angst grows as tariffs mount. But many still back Trump and his allies

Trump: I "destroy careers" of Republicans who say bad things about me

We’re going to #FlipOH12. Chip in ANYTHING YOU CAN AFFORD now:

GOP lawmaker lists fake Sacha Baron Cohen award on campaign site

What responsible & right-thinking adult can point to @realDonaldTrump as a role model for our youth? Whenever he spews lies, insults, and polarizing hate speech against fellow Americans, think of its harmful impact on our young people and the way they talk, act, & treat others.

Call it what it is; Treason.

Without Franken, Mueller probably wouldn’t be doing what he is doing today. Good senators make a difference

Murdered Russian Journalists In Africa Were Onto Something Dangerous for Putin

So over a dozen wrestlers accuse @Jim_Jordan of knowing about, even seeing them and their team mates being sexually abused, explaining in detail that he knew, yet no calls for his resignation.

Is it just me or does Putin seem increasingly unhinged. 2 weeks ago, he spun an incredible fable about US intelligence officials helping @Billbrowder launder money to help Clinton. Today, he names Seagal as his "special rep" to US. All a little kooky.

Hope Hicks boarding Air Force One or what we would call witness tampering.

Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who's been called 'Putin's favorite congressman,' says "there's not a person in this town" who wouldn't have taken the Trump Tower meeting with Russians like Don Jr. did.

Since the Helsinki summit turned into such a disaster for Putin, he’s pulled out his trump card and appointed Steven Seagal as special ambassador to improve US Russia relations

Trump Jr. pictured with Butina

The FBI told me 5 years ago it had concerns that China was seeking to recruit an administrative member of my Calif staff (despite no access to sensitive information). I took those concerns seriously, learned the facts and made sure the employee left my office immediately.

Trump has built a pyramid scheme of public fraud. It's a taxpayer-backed cash grab.

Rep. Stephen Lynch Destroys Republicans for holding 100 hearing into Hillary Clinton's email server AND Only 2 on Russia's interference into the 2016 election

President Trump Embraces Embattled Jim Jordan at Ohio Rally, Crowd Chants Speaker of the House

Twenty-two former clerks of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas either hold political appointments in the Trump administration or have been nominated to judgeships by Trump.

BREAKING: We just won a major victory against dark money that could change the political landscape and bring much more transparency to our elections

After 70 years of fighting to keep #Soviets / #Russians out of #Mideast and away from #Israel's borders, no one should cheer arrival #Russian "police" to patrol #Golan. Whatever "stability" they bring will be as short-lived as #Syria de-escalation zones.

Judge's ruling invalidates FEC regulation allowing anonymous donations to 'dark money' groups

Fire crews from Australia and New Zealand are heading to California to aid in the massive battle against wildfires

Kris Kobach promised to help towns that were passing anti-immigration ordinances he encouraged. It ended up costing the towns millions. None of the laws he helped craft are currently enforced, according to to ProPublica.

Remember when the wingnuts freaked out about Bill Clinton meeting Loretta Lynch on her plane? Well, Hicks is a witness to possible obstruction of justice by Trump and she got a ride on AF1 today.

Russia tasks Hollywood actor Seagal with improving U.S. ties

Fled USA as accused rapist...nice.

McKew’s testimony on Putin and Russia’s information warfare is excellent and shows why we need credentialed experts to fight this battle against Moscow

Rupert Murdoch and his @FoxNews-@WhiteHouse executives know Manafort has to be seen as some kind of harmless, broke, hapless working class hero, trying to make ends meet, blah de blah, because Rupert knows Manfort was a @GOP bagman for decades.

A review of nearly 2,000 documents from President Donald Trump’s now-defunct commission on election integrity contradicts claims of widespread voter fraud, Maine’s secretary of state said Friday

Tyson Foods, the U.S.'s biggest meat producer by sales, has blamed fallout from the Trump admin's recently-imposed tariffs for part of its decision to downgrade its earnings outlook by more than one-tenth.

Trump voicing concerns about son being entangled in Mueller probe