Friday, August 10, 2018

@wikileaks summons via Twitter

summons via Twitter

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said that he believes Kris Kobach has told counties (as part of his job as Secretary of State) not to accept some legitimate ballots in their primary race.

top GWB aide Mike Gerson: “The only way to save the GOP is to defeat it in the House. In this case, a Republican vote for a Democratic representative will be an act of conscience”

It’s time for Mueller to call Trump’s bluff and shut down Giuliani’s bluster: SUBPOENA TRUMP NOW:

WikiLeaks sues DNC, announces lawsuit over Twitter

#BREAKING: Senate Judiciary announces Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing will be in early Sept.

Paul Manafort trial day 9: Bank CEO wanted Manafort to pitch him for Treasury secretary

Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls on Sen. Bill Nelson to provide evidence for Russian election interference claims

DeVos Ends Obama-Era Safeguards Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges

great work by @sarasidnerCNN in this profile of a vile neo-Nazi in Pennsylvania

I’m co-counsel with @deepakguptalaw on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety, explaining why 3-D downloadable guns aren’t “speech” under the First Amendment — despite the DOJ change of position under Trump/Sessions

this early excerpt from the omarosa book is a lot to take in

Our local paper (which has endorsed Nunes every election) is calling out his failure to uphold his oath of office. Voters in #CA22 are ready for a change

We must get past the mindset that for half the country to win, the other half must lose. Effective governance is not a zero-sum game. We rise together, we succeed together, or we fall together. Deal making and compromise for progress is better than paralyzation via petulance.

BREAKING: Sec. Pompeo has signed off on a determination that Russia violated international law by poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter in March, the officials tell

Omarosa Claims She Walked In On Trump Eating Paper In Oval Office

Update: @GovJeffColyer says on Fox News appearance that he believes @KrisKobach1787 has told counties not to count ballots that legally should be counted.

DC restaurants say they plan to refuse service to white nationalists during "Unite the Right" rally

Oh boy -- Omarosa was offered $15K per month to stay silent after her firing from the Trump campaign, via @jdawsey1

Huh. 15k per month is what Trump’s former bodyguard Keith Schiller has been getting from the RNC

Top GOP strategist tells Republicans to consider voting for Dems this year

Manafort DDC Case Judge ordered Government to return devices seized during the execution of search warrants. Yet Manafort & his defense have not availed themselves for hand off. Wonder why?

Judge T.S. Ellis returned to the courtroom at 2:22 p.m. After conferring with an attorney for the prosecutors and an attorney for the defense briefly, Ellis said this: "Mr Andres, you may call your next witness. No word whatsoever about the reason for the almost all-day delay.

#Russia’s PM Dmitry Medvedev said that new U.S. sanctions could be a “declaration of economic war.” “And to this war, we will have to react by economic, political and, in case of necessity, other methods. And our American friends must understand that.”

Steven Seagal under investigation for new sexual assault case

BREAKING: Rep. Eric Swalwell called on @SpeakerRyan to strip Devin Nunes of his House Intel Committee chairmanship on CNN

Three of Barron Trump's grandparents came to America through 'chain migration.' The official White House Twitter account has tweeted, "It's time to end Chain Migration."

I think @lauferlaw said earlier that Manafort's attorneys were trying to force a mistrial.

Manafort trial delayed as lawyers huddle with judge

President Trump abruptly announced Friday that he would double the rate of import tariffs on Turkish metals — forcing Turkey to ask citizens to buy its own crashing currency.

"It’s still hard to look at": The story behind the searing photo of Charlottesville’s worst day

I’m no fan of Erdogan at all, but this is reckless escalation; Turkey is a NATO member and a US airbase in Turkey is stockpiled with 50 nuclear bombs. His tweets continue to pose serious national and international security risks.

The Russian Embassy in the United States early Friday morning seemingly mocked Donald Trump's campaign for a logo for the administration's newly announced "Space Force"

With the insider trading indictment of Chris Collins (R NY) and some of his colleagues under investigation, I am calling for all Members of Congress with investments in health care or other stocks affected by official duties to divest immediately or to resign.

Roger Stone aide, Andrew Miller, who worked on Kristin Davis' failed 2010 NY gov campaign w/Stone. Andrew Miller... "...has refused to appear for scheduled grand jury testimony Friday, prompting a sealed hearing before a federal judge."

GOP strategist: Republicans should consider voting for some Dems in midterms

After a new massacre in Syria, there are charges that ISIS is operating with Assad and the Russians

There's no time to waste. The State Department must immediately stop the online distribution of 3D-printed gun plans.

Twitter says Infowars hasn't "violated our rules." It looks like that's not the case.

Manafort Trial Day 9: There are four govt witnesses left -- three appear to have ties to Federal Savings Bank, and two were given immunity. The govt has alleged the head of a bank (believed to be FSB) engaged in a quid pro quo, loan money for a Trump campaign/possible admin job

Judge holds Roger Stone associate, Andrew Miller, in contempt of court for refusing to testify before the #TrumpRussia🇷🇺 grand jury. Miller can be **sent to jail** until he agrees to testify‼️

Trump Jr. shares blatantly doctored image claiming Trump’s approval rating is 50 percent

This U.S. House investment club should hire some good criminal defense lawyers. And perhaps get ready for the perp walk. These 6 Republicans Are Connected to the Insider Trading Scandal That Just Consumed a Trump-Supporting Congressman

#Russia's state TV: Vitaly Tretyakov, dean of Moscow State University's School of Television, argues that Russia should act decisively in response to the new sanctions. "Let's turn this into a headache for Trump. If you want us to support you in the elections, do what we say."©️

Omarosa made the claims in a fiery new memoir about her time in the Trump administration, saying Trump used racial slurs in reference to attorney George Conway, who is half Filipino

Russian state TV warns Trump to 'do what we say' if you want 'support in the elections'

@NPR is actually asking Jason Kessler, the organizer of the Unite the Right rallies right now: What do you think are the differences between races? He proceeds to literally rank the races

Happening today: “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis is testifying before the Mueller grand jury

Trump starts his day at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. This is Trump's 186th day at a Trump property as president and his 143rd day at a Trump golf club as president.

Senate passes bill to enshrine $38-billion military aid package to Israel into law

So Kris Kobach, who has built a huge part of his reputation on aggressively warning about the need for absolute voter integrity, is being accused of tampering with vote totals.

Opinion: You can tell who Trump is through the company he keeps

Meanwhile..Kushner meets PRIVATELY with an ACTUAL asset for Chinese Intelligence,Wendi Deng. Secretary of Transportation,Elaine Chao,is married to the Senate Majority Leader,Mitch McConnell,Chao and her Father BOTH have ties to Chinese Intelligence

President Trump's re-election team will sell "Space Force" merchandise to his supporters

Rosie O’Donnell on Donald Trump: “If you grew up in New York as I did, you remember when his planes were being repossessed off the runways of La Guardia, you remember the Trump Vodka, you remember the Trump Steaks and the Trump University. It’s all an illusion”

We are asking @DeptofDefense what US support was provided for this #SaudiArabia coalition airstrike that killed and injured numerous children in #Yemen. Did US refuel these jets? Did US provide intelligence or targeting support? Did US know in advance about this airstrike?

"We're getting to the point, where a subpoena from the special counsel compelling the president, or attempting to compel the president, to be interviewed is a distinct possibility," ABC News'

It’s time for @SpeakerRyan to remove Devin Nunes from the Intel Committee and then force him to resign, for being one of the biggest traitors that’s ever been in Congress.

Your regular reminder that when defendants can't rely on the law or the evidence, they resort to attacking law enforcement & the judicial process. Also, even the Nunes memo states investigation started before @FBI knew about the Dossier, which keeps getting more corroboration

Take note: Unless it was produced by the National Archives, every document you see from Judge Kavanaugh’s White House tenure was selectively chosen for release by his former deputy, Bill Burck. This is not an objective process

CBO: National debt could be twice the size of GDP by 2048

VIDEO: 20,000 told to flee Southern California wildfire.

The Whole Republican Party Seems to Be Going to Jail Now

Corruption and cronyism have no place in our democracy. The @HouseGOP promised to drain the swamp but so far they've just moved to enrich their wealthy friends, leaving average Americans in the dust. Americans deserve

The Saudi/UAE/US coalition just bombed a school bus. It’s an atrocity. And if Congress has any backbone, we would have taken action by now to stop US involvement in this unauthorized war

Senator Blumenthal on why Republicans won't just open the books on Brett Kavanaugh as was done for Elena Kagan's confirmation: "There is absolutely no principled explanation for it."

You can smell the #GOPCorruption from the growing insider trading scandal a mile from the Potomac. Word on the street is that up to a dozen Republican members of Congress will be implicated, w/ HUGE implications for the midterm elections

If the Trump campaign's design for a Space Force logo looks familiar, that's because it is.

Richard Blumenthal on the Nunes recording: "It tells me that the Republican leadership is putting priority on confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. He's the critical swing vote if the special counsel issues a subpoena and it goes to the U.S. Supreme Court."

Former supporters push courts to make Devin Nunes stop referring to himself as a ‘farmer’

"Colyer received 522 votes on election day rather than the total of 422 that had been reported by the secretary of state’s [Kobach's] office." "the secretary of state’s office was responsible for the discrepancy, not the county."

What Russians offered Arron Banks: Gold mines, diamonds and ‘opportunities’

Exclusive: This Is Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina’s Secret Money Man in Moscow - When the accused infiltrator of the NRA needed cash from oligarch, Konstantin Nikolaev, she went to Kremlin-linked PR man Igor Pisarsky

CNN's Wolf Blitzer dismantles GOP Congressman who says Mueller investigation 'really needs to go away

Russia is the sole importer of asbestos to the US, so it stands to gain from this move. Here's a Russian asbestos company celebrating the Trump administration's decision on asbestos by... stamping Trump's face to pallets of asbestos.

best free concert in town 7:30 PM daily at the #KremlinAnnex

A potential victim of the president’s tariffs: local newspapers getting whacked because of tariffs on Canadian newsprint. Case in point: Paul Ryan’s hometown paper.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas governor Colyer calls on GOP primary foe Secretary of State Kobach to stop advising county election officials.

Court filing tonight shows that the court-appointed Special Master has concluded her review of the millions of documents and files seized from Cohen in April.

The Trump culture of corruption, cronyism & incompetence is threatening millions of veterans, caregivers & their families. @DeptVetAffairs is an indispensable, cherished guardian of our veterans’ health care & benefits, not a second branch of Mar-a-Lago.

Asked if the Knavses (Melania's parents) obtained citizenship through family-based immigration, sometimes called 'chain migration,' their lawyer said, "I suppose. It's a dirty — a dirtier word." In November, Trump tweeted, "CHAIN MIGRATION must end now!"

The Shocking Story Of The “Biggest Grifter” In The President Trump Swamp | The Last Word

Lawrence says he’s “been waiting for the dam to break!" on Trump's commerce secretary Wilbur Ross—he talks to reporter Dan Alexander who wrote the bombshell new report for Forbes magazine about Ross being accused of stealing $120 million. Tim O’Brien also joins.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham is being criticized for her comments warning her audience of "massive demographic changes." CNN's Brian Stelter reports.

"All my new FBI agents visit the Holocaust Museum to better understand what happens when law enforcement becomes a tool of oppression, or worse.” ~ Robert Mueller, April, 2013

When federal judge writes FORTHWITH in bold caps to AG and other cabinet members

Brett Kavanaugh's records from his time as White House staff secretary would show whether or not he was honest to Congress during his 2006 nomination hearing. Republicans and the White House are doing all they can to hide those records.

@RepSwalwell calls on @SpeakerRyan to strip Devin Nunes of his House Intel Committee chairmanship: “We should get rid of a #corrupt chairman, who is doing everything he can to protect a president under investigation

Richard Blumenthal on the Nunes recording: "It tells me that the Republican leadership is putting priority on confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. He's the critical swing vote if the special counsel issues a subpoena and it goes to the U.S. Supreme Court."

There's also the question of whether or not Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath to the Senate in order to get that last judgeship.

Our investigation, based on interviews with former officials and hundreds of documents, revealed that VA officials treated the "Mar-a-Lago Crowd" directives as orders. Officials who didn’t get along with them were sidelined or removed.

A court filing from special counsel Robert Mueller signals that Rick Gates may be cooperating in the Russia investigation beyond the case against Paul Manafort

JUST IN: Trump campaign, in an email, says it wants to give supporters “a final decision on the design we will use to commemorate President Trump’s new Space Force — and he wants YOU to have a say.”

Opinion: How on earth have we let Trump get away with hiding his tax returns?

#BREAKING: GOP chairman set to issue Steele dossier subpoenas

Your representative is trash canning Congress’ Constitutional role to protect a traitor and his Kremlin stooge pals, #CA22. Time to put politics aside, no matter who you support, and elect @JanzforCongress. The rule of law is why we’re great. Protect it.

BREAKING: Special counsel Mueller to subpoena Julian Assange associate and friend of Roger Stone, Randy Credico