Thursday, August 23, 2018

I worked for @LindseyGrahamSC for 9 YEARS and I'm here to say that he is a spineless coward

Prosecutors in the case against Mariia Butina have sent a letter to her defense attorney saying that he's violating local court rules about making statements about the case—and they may seek relief from the Court if he continues.

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The AP.

Under @SecNielsen's leadership, the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies have provoked the worst immigration crisis in modern times. I continue to call on the administration to change course immediately.

An amazing photo spread shows how the National Enquirer covered Hillary Clinton's campaign. From @jackshafer last year on Trump's "mouthpiece"

Who controls "the Trust" that paid Cohen for making the illegal payoff?

"Trump may finally have created a scandal that he can’t escape, but the dangerously authoritarian and cult-like reasoning that he has exploited for so long are a threat to American democracy that we cannot escape."

'They deserve this situation': Ex-Republican Congressman blames his own party for 'lying with dogs and getting fleas'

Analysis: By a 3-to-1 margin, Trump supporters embrace his personality over his policies

GOP analyst Rick Wilson flattens Trump after his rambling Fox News interview: He's a 'terrified old man'

White House blocks bill that would protect elections

This morning I reiterated my call for the Republican majority to delay Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

White House blocks bill that would protect elections

As I reported last year, @MichaelCohen212 and @BorisEP paid Russian hackers on behalf of Team Trump.

In reality, Paulie Walnuts' conviction in Federal court -- with another trial coming soon -- is all about Russia. Manafort may hold the key to the mystery of Trump's ties to Moscow

Boom. AG Sessions just told tRUmp to f—k off. He’s also right about the quality of American law enforcement. With them on guard, the rule of law lives to fight another day.

How will Congressman Duncan Hunter's indictment impact the Defense industry? The indictment lost the long-time supporter of Defense spending his spot on the House Armed Services Committee

BREAKING: Grassley tells Bloomberg he’d be willing to make time for a hearing on a new AG if Jeff Sessions somehow winds up gone. Very different message from last year, when Grassley warned WH he didn't have time for another confirmation hearing in 2017

BREAKING: Republican Senator Graham says he expects Trump to oust Sessions after midterm elections. Will allow Trump to take control of Mueller investigation.

This new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law pointing out that no, the Muller investigation is not a witch hunt, will run Thursday and Friday on Fox and Friends and Morning Joe in selected markets (including in D.C., so the president can have a look).

JUST IN: Graham predicts Trump will "very likely" fire Sessions after midterms

BREAKING: Sen. Chris Murphy says he is introducing an emergency amendment to block Betsy DeVos plan to let states use federal funds to purchase guns for schools

Pecker Granted Immunity in Cohen Case

A full month has passed since the deadline for the administration to reunite families it separated at the border, but 565 children are still waiting to see their parents again.

If Trump shot Michael Cohen in broad daylight, here's what Republicans would say

"According to two sources briefed on the Cohen investigation, prosecutors granted immunity to David Pecker, chairman of The National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., and A.M.I.’s chief content officer, Dylan Howard..."

GOP's Duncan Hunter: I’m ‘excited’ to go on trial for corruption so I can expose the anti-Trump Deep State

There’s never been a less transparent vetting process for a Supreme Court nominee.

Vet protest sign

Vet protest sign

Impeachment? Demand indictment. Trump did crimes before he was president that DIRECTLY impacted him getting elected. Arrest him.

NEW: @FoxNews poll has generic ballot at D+11 & support for Mueller probe surging

Theory (h/t @esirof): @GOP knows Trump's gotta go, but is waiting for him to implode all on his own, so they won't have to alienate a single member of their troglodytic base by taking the appropriate & long overdue action.

NEW POLL: Fox News finds ObamaCare is more popular than GOP tax law

This is a bit inspiring in a time when we have little of it. First Manafort juror to come forward. A self-described Trump stalwart. Didn't want Manafort to be guilty. Decided he was. Would have voted guilty on all counts.

Donald Trump just unwittingly admitted to another federal crime

NEW: Pardon carries risks for both Trump and Manafort

Congratulations to the top 1% who own most of the stock. Especially 45, his family and cabinet. Extra congratulations to members of the Congressional Investment Club who own health care stocks while voting on health care legislation. Now about those health insurance premiums....

Betsy DeVos Is Said to Weigh Letting School Districts Use Federal Funds to Buy Guns

Trump says Sessions was given attorney general job only because of his loyalty during campaign

The new cover of @TIME.

Duncan says that it was only one juror that prevented the jury from convicting Manafort on the other 8 counts. Duncan says another woman juror was the holdout and the jury kept trying to convince her Manafort was guilty on those counts. Duncan says woman had reasonable doubt.