Saturday, August 11, 2018

On Thursday, more than 100 newspapers will publish editorials decrying Trump's anti-press rhetoric. The # of participating papers keeps growing. Here's my full story

NEW--> Live on @CNN @RepTomGarrett told me that he was told in a classified FBI briefing that Russian actors were directly involved in sowing discord Charlottesville. First time he has revealed that info publicly.

President Trump is at one of his resorts again this week, but his team is focused on showing that by golfing and socializing, Trump, in fact, is working.

Democrats seek stronger social media presence to guard against potential Russian interference in midterms


Omarosa Says Trump's Trying to Start Race War and Staffers Have Lots of Sex in W.H.

Immigration judges are facing pressure from the Trump admin to move deportations faster, according to VICE

Is Donald Trump Ever Going To Acknowledge The Massive Loss Of Life In Puerto Rico?

Trump starts his day at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. This is Trump's 187th day at a Trump property as president and his 144th day at a Trump golf club as president.

GOP Rep. Chris Collins, indicted earlier this week by SDNY in an alleged insider trading scheme, says he is suspending his reelection campaign

A few years ago, I bet none of you thought (former) GOP’ers would be here helping Dems win in November. Yet, here we are.

At least 10 trailers full of food, water and baby supplies donated for victims of Hurricane Maria were left to rot at a state elections office in Puerto Rico, where they broke open and became infested by rats.

The president said the riots "resulted in senseless death and division."

U.S. grocery chain Kroger brings in robots to pack and deliver groceries as it puts up a fight against Amazon, Walmart

When the excuse is foreigners took my job....

It’s true: Trump is lying more, and he’s doing it on purpose.

Missouri state GOP candidate once said "Hitler was right," pushed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

This was Devin Nunes' game from day 1: protecting @realDonaldTrump instead of fulfilling his duty to protect our country & being an independent branch of gov't. @SpeakerRyan must remove him as House Intelligence chairman without delay.

Why would Donald Trump need to talk with his lawyer about reimbursing American Media for their contract to put Karen McDougal on fitness magazines?

"I turned my attention to carrying forth her message," says Susan Bro, the mom of Heather Heyer, who was killed at last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. "You don’t get to silence my kid and get away with it. I'm going to speak even louder."

Wait, the Holy Fire in California was deliberately set? By a QAnon terrorist?

Devin Nunes keeps forgetting that it’s not the job of Congress to protect the president from the rule of law.

What if "the institutions" that were supposed to prevent authoritarianism in America have failed already?

Last night Ingraham claimed her immigration rant was about "the rule of law." Unless this Muslim woman was jaywalking last year, that's bullshit.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach is giving election officials guidance "inconsistent with Kansas law" about handling mailed-in and other ballots as the count continues in their unresolved GOP primary.


NBC is reporting that items like hairspray are banned in the area of Charlottesville shut down by police this weekend, but handguns are not on the list of prohibited items.

Analysis: Trump’s approval hits 50 percent — in a doctored poll graphic shared by his son

If you are wondering why the foreign policy of the United States is so horrendously fascist (backing brutal regimes in Israel, Saudi Arabia, etc., etc.) look below. Arms manufacturers make billions of dollars from this situation and they own Congress. That's it, Period.

Some details of Trump Tower fire from residents. In addition to the building not having a sprinkler system, yesterday there were:

Please buy and read #wefedanisland out in September. ⁦@WCKitchen⁩ was at that facility and many others. And we were always amaze, with tears, that so many, so many things were not being generators, while people were dying!

It appears Judge Brett Kavanaugh is guilty of perjury, having made false statements in his Senate testimony. That should obviously disqualify him. Any Senator blocking the release of documents what would confirm this accusation would also be guilty of obstruction of justice, no?

It's worth saying that Sunkara, to whom @NYTimes inexplicably gave space to attack America's constitution in an election year, is, per his own bio, "hype man for @DemSocialists".... That's the group whose candidates @BarackObama pointedly did NOT endorse - including

Proud to be helping Andrew Miller in his constitutional challenge to the Mueller investigation. It’s a tough shot, but a very serious appeal - all the way to the Supreme Court.

All senators should want to know whether the Supreme Court nominee was honest under oath to Congress before voting on him. Brett Kavanaugh's records from the Bush White House would answer that question. Republicans and the Trump White House are hiding them.

These cables show Gina Haspel lied in her confirmation hearings. The brutal torture she personally oversaw produced no useful intelligence, contrary to her claims.

.@DevinNunes what the hell are you doing in Azerbaijan? Are you running errands for @POTUS? You get your silly ass home right now!

“Good Morning, Space Forces! πŸš€” The Russian Embassy tweeted.

Cables reveal waterboarding, torture at secret prison run by Trump CIA director

A Trump campaign official re: Manafort: No one said, ‘Let’s do a little research to see if he’s okay,’ ” Bennett said. “No one did any research at all.” Was it different for any of the other people aboard that train?

The ACLU believes that ICE deliberately withheld deported parents' phone numbers for more than a month, despite the fact that this contact information could have helped reunite many families.

Going to jail for Roger Stone is an interesting life choice.

Democratic @RepSwalwell calls on Speaker Paul Ryan to strip Devin Nunes of his Intel Committee chairmanship, calling him “corrupt.” Nunes has “been corrupted with power and he believes his job is to protect President Trump.”

Buried news nugget: N Korea “is firing up a large new reactor—its second at Yongbyon.... The new reactor, analysts say, can make four times more than the North’s existing large reactor, which long supplied plutonium for its nuclear arsenal.”

He's also part of the Rep. Chris Collins Innate Immunotherapeutics Investors Caucus...

Blistering statement from Leahy

Reminder - in his search for Clinton's emails, Peter Smith was helped by alt-right troll Chuck Johnson - who set up an April 2017 meeting between Dana Rohrabacher and Julian Assange

Day 26 at the #KremlinAnnex.

A former KGB General says Trump has probably been a Russian asset since at least 1987 and was likely caught and filmed while sleeping with prostitutes.

U.S. intel is warning that foreign actors are actively working to interfere in our elections, but the Trump admin decided to tie the hands of @USTreasury, the ONLY agency with visibility into financial flows of foreign funds into dark-money political orgs.

Omarosa: “It had finally sunk in that the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist. Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African Americans as a whole.”

This is a flashing warning sign for Susan Collins: vote to uphold Roe v. Wade or be voted out of office.

Republican efforts to make this the least transparent, most secretive Supreme Court nomination in history continue. They seem to be more frightened of this nominee’s record and history than any we’ve ever considered.

Suicided Peter W. Smith’s suspicious cash transactions revealed, as he knowingly sought Russian hackers trafficking in unverified stolen HRC emails.

Wilbur Ross' record of public corruption and grifting deserves far more public scrutiny

Banker testified he was "uncomfortable" when CEO asked about job in Trump administration and offered Manafort $16 million loans outside normal bank process

Kris Kobach's lead in Kansas has now shrunk to a mere 70 votes out of more than 312,000 cast.

Trump pivots to border wall, China and ‘Manafort this, Manafort that’

A GOP operative chasing Hillary Clinton's emails during the election made "suspicious" cash withdrawals right after making a plan to recruit dark web hackers.

Without a clear primary winner, the Kansas GOP might be at a disadvantage

Chairman Grassley’s rushed & irresponsible hearing schedule is a disgrace & disservice to the American people, our Constitution, & the rule of law. The agenda provides no time for adequate production—let alone review—of documents critical to properly vet this nominee.

At a bench conference at today’s Manafort trial, long detailed discussion of whether bank exec and Trump advisor Steve Calk was a co-conspirator with Manafort in bank fraud. Prosecutors assert Calk has “other criminal liability”:

CHUCK GRASSLEY 6/15/10: “In order for the Senate to fulfill its constitutional responsibility of advise and consent, we must get all of [Kagan's] documents from the Clinton Library and have enough time to analyze them so that we can determine whether she should be a Justice."

Jury orders Monsanto to pay nearly $290M in Roundup trial