Thursday, August 16, 2018

BREAKING NEWS From @SenFeinstein , Senator Leahy, And @SenatorDurbin : Documents Indicate That Kavanaugh Misled Senate; Make Them Public

FACT CHECK: Can Trump Legally Keep Former Staff Quiet? Probably Not

Boston Globe receives threat after anti-Trump editorial

Argument in Andrew Miller's appeal of the district court's contempt order for failing to appear before the Mueller grand jury will not be until October, per today's order from the DC Circuit.

Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr statement on John Brennan

FCC targets pirate radio station that broadcasts Alex Jones

Brennan says Trump is ‘desperate to protect himself’

BREAKING: Google clarifies to users it still tracks their location even after they turn off location history, following AP report.

Former Republican strategist @SteveSchmidtSES tells @Lawrence that President Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance is an “abuse of power.”

Huge rebuttal to Trump’s tyranny of silencing his critics: Former JSOC and SOCEUR commander, retired Admiral McRaven. “If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken.”

The case also alleges Republican Rep. Jim Jordan turned a blind eye as the coach

Steve Bannon and Jeffrey Epstein got together to compare recipes for bath tub meth, how to make chloroform with simple cleaning supplies, and the best way to dispose of a teenage corpse

Women took President Trump at his word when he said he would appoint Supreme Court Justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade. That's why only 28% of women support Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

ACLU of Georgia accuses county of making it harder for black people to vote

Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President By William H. McRaven

Sen. Schumer says Democrats will sue Archives for Kavanaugh records if their FOIA request isn’t met

Graham: Flynn should lose security clearance

Top Republicans Hit Up QAnon Conspiracy Nuts for Cash

LISTEN: Omarosa's secret recording of a call she had with Lara Trump in which they discuss Omarosa's potential salary if she came to work for the Trump campaign. At one point, Trump cautions her that she would have to remain "positive" about Donald Trump if she takes the job

Omarosa on her recorded conversation with Lara Trump: “I saw this as an attempt to buy my silence, to censor me, and to pay me off."

Omarosa warns President Trump and his team: "I'm going to go toe-to-toe with him, everything he throws at me -- believe me, my tapes are much better than theirs ... I'll do what I have to do to protect myself.”

Scoop from @CNBC @amanda_m_macias -- Pres. Trump's military parade now estimated to cost $92 million -- $80m more than originally expected

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Putin pal Artem Klyushin tweeted out the list of security clearances to be revoked 2 days before the July 26 th WH memo

Investigative journalist tells MSNBC how ‘Trump Tower became a cathedral of money laundering’

BREAKING: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says the U.S. is prepared to hit Turkey with more sanctions.

SCOOP: ICE just ordered 60 straitjacket-like, full-body restraints for "restraining detainees," docs I found show. The device has been implicated in multiple fatalities and was only recently authorized for use by ICE. My latest

Trump accuses Boston Globe of colluding against him as it leads other papers in coordinated pushback

VA accused of failing to pay bills for health care company

The body of a Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history has been returned to his home state.

Aretha Franklin dies at 76 after serious illness

Trump Staffer Tried to Recruit Lobbyists for Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich - Daniel Gelbinovich reached out to a number of Washington lobbyists with an eyebrow-raising ask: to shield a Putin ally from U.S. sanctions

Excellent piece by @DanielJHannan - strength is the only language @putinRF understands

New #FactChecker --> Who is Bruce Ohr and why does Trump keep tweeting about him?

‘Trump Is Ours’: Kremlin Media Fear Dem Victory in November:

How Trump is ending the American era, by Eliot A. Cohen

"Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017"

Only my first day back at school and for the first time since the shooting my teachers had to go over which corner to hide in if there’s an active shooter on campus.

The Accountable Capitalism Act

Florida's toxic algae has killed fish, turtles, manatees and even a whale shark. And it's a health risk for humans, too

Thank Rick Scott

Jury to begin weighing U.S. charges against ex-Trump aide Manafort

John Brennan: Trump publicly asking the Russians to find Clinton’s emails “certainly makes one wonder what Mr. Trump privately encouraged his advisers to do — and what they actually did — to win the election.”

"Mr. Trump clearly has become more desperate to protect himself and those close to him, which is why he made the politically motivated decision to revoke my security clearance in an attempt to scare into silence others who might dare to challenge him."

A Chicago-area manufacturer of storage safes is closing two factories, in part because of Trump's tariffs on metal from China. Its move to Mexico is putting about 150 people out of work.

#Hyundai auto workers union: "If SouthKorean car exports to US get blocked and hurt sales, the factory in #Alabama could be the first one to shut down, putting 20,000 American workers at risk of layoff."

When it comes to student loan debt, "for richer, for poorer" doesn't quite cut it.

Erdogan tries to shore up alliances in Europe and the Middle East as the standoff between Turkey and the U.S. deepens

Republicans Dont Just Want to WinThey Want to Rig the Game

How to track where Google’s tracking you

So, I have questions πŸ€” Abramovich is a key Putin Oligharch, how is his ass not on a sanctions list, let alone building a new mansion in NY?

Apparently the US assisted #Saudi Coalition targeted the school bus in #Yemen because 2 Houthi leaders were supposedly on it. If they knew kids were also on the bus, then it's a war crime because the strike was way out of proportion to any military gain.

.@GlobeOpinion: Replacing a #FreePress with a state-run media has always been a first order of business for any corrupt regime. Today we have a president who says members of the media who do not blatantly support his policies are the “enemy of the people.”

A Colorado couple adopted a child from Peru. Now they are fighting to keep her from being deported

Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outlets #Trump is acting like a medieval monarch “the State is me”

Two decades in Israel: Growing settlements and a shrinking path to peace

A Free Press Works for All of Us

Cancer-linked chemical found in dozens of breakfast foods

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One of the biggest supporters of Donald Trump’s trade policies, according to the president, is the unnamed CEO of a mystery company

Donald Trump is acting like a caged animal with nowhere left to turn

U.S. rules out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid

Evidence showing China as a full partner in Russia’s attack on US elections?

"FBI agents in California and Washington, D.C., have investigated a series of cyberattacks over the past year that targeted a Democratic opponent of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)."

Adam Schiff Says Trump Broke The Law When He Revoked Brennan’s Security Clearance

Revoking the security clearance of an honorable patriot is a stunning abuse of power & a pathetic attempt to silence critics. This is yet another disturbing attempt by @realdonaldtrump to distract & divert attention from his Admin's #cultureofcorruption, cronyism & incompetence.

Russia’s foreign ministry says that Ukraine’s proposed Magnitsky list “violates international law”. The more Russia protests, the more we know we’re on the right track.

Russia complains about Butina treatment

Did the Russian mafia help Trump along his way to the Oval Office?

Is this seriously our election security strategy? That individual county election clerks are meant to stand up to the Russian military on their own?

The actions and statements of @realDonaldTrump are inconsistent with that of an innocent person.

The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

At least Nixon's people had the decency to mark their discussions of an enemies list "confidential."

A great piece from the ed board over at the ⁦@FresnoBee⁩. Nunes has shamefully launched personal attack ads against the Bee & local reporters. I don’t always agree with what they print but as an American I will always fight to have a free press.

Any Commander in Chief who would deprive his intelligence agencies of the wisdom and experience of past CIA directors like Brennan by stripping them of security clearance is either an idiot or someone ready to endanger Americans to punish his critics — or both

Many in the White House want nothing to do with Steve Bannon. Still, he has hired 10 veterans of the Trump campaign for his latest endeavor

Once among the top 10 foreign owners of U.S. Treasuries, Russia has sent conflicting signals about what it’s doing with its holdings

Why are Putin's poll numbers starting to slide? Fascinating piece

Fmr. Acting CIA Dir. John McLaughlin says he looked at Trump's 26-page executive directive to revoke a security clearance and none of 13 reasons match up to what the White House said today on Brennan.

Trump now explicitly says that he's targeting Brennan and others for their roles in the Russia investigation. "I call it the rigged witch hunt," Trump told the WSJ. "And these people led it!" He added: "So I think it's something that had to be done."

"October of last year the Russian Ministry of Defense deployed a space object they claimed was a “space apparatus inspector.” But its behavior on-orbit was inconsistent

People have known about @realDonaldTrump’s mafia ties for three decades. @nbc @cnn and @nytimes promoted a misleading image of @realDonaldTrump when there was evidence to the contrary for decades. Why?

GOP to weaponize Pelosi and ‘San Francisco values’ in key California House races

Here is our report on Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to SCOTUS — ACLU

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says it’s “unprecedented” that DNI Dan Coats was not consulted on revoking John Brennan’s security clearance

A new report says Monsanto pesticide found in Cheerios, Kind bars and other popular oat-based foods

Trump has reversed an Obama-era memorandum governing how and when the U.S. government can deploy cyberweapons against its adversaries, in an effort to loosen restrictions on such operations, people familiar with the action tell WSJ.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats wasn't consulted on revoking the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, an official with knowledge says