Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Graham: Trump mentioned the Mueller investigation “about 20 times” during round of golf

Here are the businesspeople dining with Trump tonight at Bedminister, the White House says.

BREAKING: The @NRA isn't bankrupt.

Rick Gates testifies that Paul Manafort recommended a banker who allegedly loaned him money under false pretenses be nominated as President Trump's Army secretary. Calk had been named to Trump's Economic Advisory Council in August 2016.

Defense Sec Jim Mattis says military may be used to defend against Russian meddling — but won't say how

Judge rules Trump doesn't have to explain why he shrunk the size of national monuments

Lying to the Judiciary Committee is a crime—which Donald Trump Jr. seemingly committed. He must be called back to testify in public, as I’ve urged, so the American people know.

Manafort also had a mistress he was supporting.

Breaking: Here's the internal report proving the @FCC fabricated a cyberattack

No one currently still in power, save for Mitch McConnell has been more responsible for the mass transfer of wealth from the many to the few. Ryan is a 1%er himself and sees no conflict in voting to hurt people while enriching himself.

Maryland senators call for Mnuchin to investigate Russian investment in state election system

BREAKING: Rick Gates admits to extra-marital affair and admits he used money embezzled from Paul Manafort to maintain London apartment for trysts

#BREAKING: South Carolina manufacturer says Trump tariffs have forced it to close plant, terminate thousands of jobs

JUST IN: Trump to hit China with tariffs on an additional $16 billion worth goods

Gates acknowledged that both he and Manafort were interviewed by the FBI in 2014. Before his interview, Gates said Manafort instructed him to meet with a Ukrainian businessman to collect more info about his company. Gates said the two met in France.

FEATHERS25 and FEATHERS26 you are cleared for takeoff on runway 2. Happy hunting, sirs. :-)

At least six multistate foodborne illness outbreaks are going on now, according to federal health officials. Here's what to stay away from

We need effective audits and #PaperBallotsNOW to secure our elections and STOP Russia from attacking our democracy.

Why Does Senator Rand Paul Trust the Deepest State of All? #Russia

Ex-Trump Aide Scrambles to Scrub Russia From Bio

The Interior Department's inspector general is reportedly investigating whether Ryan Zinke colluded to have Halliburton's chairman build him the microbrewery he's always wanted in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana

Gates describes funneling millions through Cyprus accounts

Russian intel agent who claimed credit for changing the GOP platform on Ukraine had signatory authority over Manafort’s crooked bank accounts.

"Nine states with a history of racial discrimination are aggressively removing voters from the rolls, the Brennan Center for Justice says."

EXCLUSIVE: 43% of Republicans want to give Trump the power to shut down media, according to a new poll

Voatz wants to let you vote from your phone—and security experts are horrified

Rick Gates’ testimony now getting into the gritty details of exactly how much money each Ukrainian billionaire contracted Manafort for, showcasing exactly how much money was flowing into the hidden Cypriot accounts in 2011 and 2012. It amounted to at least 5 million euros

So you’re saying someone with links to Russian intelligence had signatory authority over the Trump campaign chairman’s bank accounts?

North Korea has not taken steps to denuclearize, John Bolton says

Pompeo's North Korea meeting went 'as badly as it could have gone'

Cute couple.

Terrific story on how Maria Butina learned to infiltrate American society by starting out in South Dakota, where she found that gun rights was the way to cozy up to conservatives

The EPA is allowing asbestos, a substance banned in most countries since the '70s, back into the manufacturing process for some building materials.

Wilbur Ross is accused of stealing $120 million from people he worked with

Trump starts his day at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. This is Trump's 183rd day at a Trump property as president and his 140th day at a Trump golf club as president.

What the heck are "flamingo dancers"?

#Russia's state TV discusses Rand Paul's pro-Russian stance, lamenting he is in the minority and showing this little collage.

Sessions: DOJ Will Use ‘Every Lawful Measure’ to Defend End to DACA

Ex-Trump Campaign Aides Are Lobbying for Bosnia’s Pro-Russian Separatist Party

NEW: The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens, 4 sources with knowledge of the plan tell

Voters in five states head to the polls today, and both parties are looking for signs of strength and unity in their ranks

Experts say there is no foundation to that claim.

The limited number of H-2B visas coupled with high demand has companies dependent on foreign seasonal workers scrambling to stay afloat.

American Express pulls advertising from @SkyNewsAust after far-right extremist interview.

Rick Gates testified that he and Paul Manafort were involved in criminal activity together. He also said that he and Manafort held 15 foreign bank accounts that were not disclosed to the federal government.

To protect himself, Trump is willing to undermine his son

The last time #Putin was this unpopular in #Russia, he invaded #Crimea

Paul Manafort's work for Ukraine fit neatly with Putin's agenda

Konstantin Kosachev, chair of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs, who is under U.S. sanctions, said that Rand Paul "has access to the top U.S. leadership, is close to Donald Trump, and we expect that we will be able to convey our signals through him."

West Hollywood City Council approves resolution to remove Trump's Walk of Fame star

New Jersey ICE spox has ties to hate groups: report

53 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Johnson. I shed a little blood on that bridge in Selma and friends of mine gave their lives so that no person would be denied their right to vote. Now do your part—get registered, and vote.

It's Looking Extremely Likely That #QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters

In a strikingly ignorant tweet, Trump gets almost everything about California wildfires wrong

This is incredible! #KremlinAnnex

President Trump said that the meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer in June 2016 was “to get information on an opponent."

Lawrence: Why would Trump put his son in more legal danger?

Trump likely put his son into even more legal jeopardy by tweeting that the infamous Trump Tower meeting was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. But why would he do that?

President Trump is winning the story-telling game, with help from his friends in the media

"Sgt. Temo Juarez was a Trump guy. An Iraq combat veteran who served as a Marine infantryman and then an Army National Guardsman, his friends called him a “super conservative.”....He supported Trump in 2016...for a change. But now, “I am eating my words,”

Trump promised to fix veterans’ problems. Now they call his hotline desperate for help.

Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was just destroyed again.

How much legal jeopardy could Donald Trump Jr. be in?

Former Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks joins Lawrence with her view of Trump’s tweet about his son and the 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah also joins.

The Voting Rights Act makes our democracy stronger, giving every American, from all walks of life, the right to vote. But the work is far from finished. Join me and @WhenWeAllVote for a Week of Action to get folks registered and ready to spread the word. — Michelle Obama

Senate Republicans are BLOCKING the release of 90% of Brett Kavanaugh's records.

NEW: we did a story on old columns Mike Pence wrote on the Clinton impeachment. Where he argued president's need to be of the highest moral standards or be removed from office

Pres. Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow says if special counsel Robert Mueller were to subpoena Trump to testify in the Russia investigation, it would spark a legal battle that would go to the Supreme Court

4-star general warns: Trump behavior ‘more alarming and...

Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric and increasing rate of falsehoods have former national security leaders alarmed. Retired general Barry McCaffrey and Jason Johnson join Lawrence to discuss the reported “intensifying fury” of the President.