Saturday, August 18, 2018

White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller’s Obstruction Inquiry

This story is wild. It's tough to imagine McGann survives much longer in the White House. And his departure would likely only accelerate his cooperation.

Legal experts: Is it kinda weird the jury isn't sequestered while the President of the United States is tweeting his take on the case?

Rand Paul (R-Moscow) wants to lift sanctions on the country who’s attacking our institutions as I write this. And here I thought he was supposed to be representing #Kentucky...

GA State Senator Michael Williams says that if @realDonaldTrump calls Black people NIGGERS, he is able to separate his “personal feelings” from “how he is runnng the country,” so, he doesn’t have a problem with “him as my president” having done so. GTHOH!

Between 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and 8:30 a.m. today, @realDonaldTrump tweeted 53 times (not counting retweets). Take out a few hours a day for sleep over that 72 hour period and it averages about a tweet per hour. That’s either desperate or compulsive ... maybe both.

Pres. Trump flew into the Hamptons for a closed-door fundraiser hosted by one of his closest friends, the chairman of the iconic Nathan's Famous hot dog business.

Trump starts his day at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. This is Trump's 191st day at a Trump property as president and his 148th day at a Trump golf club as president.

Aretha Franklin: ‘No Amount of Money’ Could Make Me Sing for Trump

Must read. In the quiet world of American intelligence, this reads like a list from Cooperstown.

Brennan may take legal action against Trump after getting security clearance revoked

Former U.N. chief and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan has died: foundation

Opinion: Another epic economic collapse is coming

Justice Dept lawyers try to stop release of Trump's DC hotel financial records

The U.S. announced new sanctions against Russia, but the Kremlin isn’t holding them against Trump

Boy, I wish @RandPaul defended America like he defended sanctioned Russians.

Brennan on @maddow: "I don't think what I'm doing is political at all. I've never registered as a Republican or a Democrat. [...] I'm the son of an immigrant, our father always taught us what a privilege it was to be US citizens. Trump is trashing the US in front of the world."

Brennan: I gave Trump a year to live up to American expectations of the President of the United States. He did not.

This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats

Steve Bannon becomes the butt of the globally trending #SteveBannonAMovie joke on Twitter.

Haspel is keeping her mouth shut while Trump punishes her predecessor, John Brennan, for his criticism. A former Senate investigator calls it "appalling"

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'

Fmr. CIA Dir. Brennan on calling Trump's performance "treasonous": For the president to continue to prevaricate on this issue does a great injustice and a disservice to the men and women of the intelligence community and to citizens of the United States

An opioid addicted baby is now born every half hour. The Sackler family has made billions on the opioid crisis

BREAKING NEWS THREAD: Along with many of my former colleagues, I’m standing up with @GenMhayden, @jmclaughlinSAIS, @MichaelJMorell, and other former CIA leaders to oppose the politicization of security clearances. This is our *new* open letter:

Brennan: “Are the Republicans on the Hill... going to wait for a disaster to happen before they actually find their backbones to speak up against somebody who clearly is not carrying out his responsibilities with any sense of purpose and common sense?”

Bruce Ohr is a career prosecutor, not a political appointee. He worked & served in both Dem & GOP administrations. He was good at his job & come up through the ranks to lead DOJ’s organized crime & cartel linked drug trafficking program. That’s the man Trump is trying to destroy.

GOP could lose up to 72 House seats in wipeout

Super PACs use new trick to hide donors

After the announcement of a new raft of sanctions, the #ruble fell to its lowest level in two years.

Wash Post reports that Trump moved to pull John Brennan's security clearance because of Omarosa's book drama

Little wonder Judge Ellis is being protected. His anti-prosecution bias has been appalling. If Manafort walks it will be b/c of Ellis, and he is jeopardizing the entire special counsel investigation— not to mention the well being of the USA. UNAMERICAN!

How Trump’s security-clearance gambit could actually get him in deeper trouble with Mueller

Tonight's Rachel #Maddow interview with John Brennan

Imagine the President’s former campaign chairman is on trial for various felonies. Imagine the jury is in middle of deliberations. Imagine the President publicly calls the case unfair & praises the defendant

Justice Dept investigating GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy for alleged efforts to sell govt influence - including a plan to persuade the Trump government to extradite a Chinese dissident home & $75 mil plan to get DOJ to drop investigation of Malaysia's 1MDB

..’former US President Barack Obama banned the sale of precision-guided military technology to Saudi Arabia over "human rights concerns." The ban was overturned by the Trump administration's then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in March 2017.

Opinion: Republicans are running the "repeal and replace" scam all over again

Behind the debt binge that threatens markets