Friday, August 31, 2018

I missed this, but Russia is planning huge wargames with - who else? China.

‘Birtherism Is Now Federal Policy’

Leahy letter raises prospect that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was involved in proposed US Constitutional amendment to block gay couples from marrying...

Kavanaugh won't commit to recusal from Trump, Mueller-related matters

Criticizing Canada's trade policies, Pres. Trump says he loves the country. "I even love their national anthem. It's called, very appropriately, 'O Canada.' Would you like me to sing it?"

A Republican political consultant linked to Paul Manafort and Cambridge Analytica has admitted to funneling $50,000 from a Ukrainian oligarch to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration committee.

Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson Indicted on Wire and Tax Fraud Charges

Lobbyist Says He Illegally Helped Russian and Ukrainian Buy Tickets to Trump Inauguration

A Michael Cohen lawyer has contacted a Senate panel about scheduling a possible interview with his client

"I think he'd much prefer that the attorney general acted kind of like Michael Cohen. Have the Department of Justice be an institutional fixer for him," says former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Trump's attacks on the DOJ and FBI

Three men unfit to eulogize John McCain

LIVE: The @ABCPolitics breaks down the latest @ABC News/WaPo poll, which shows Pres. Trump's disapproval at a new high and broad support for the Mueller probe.

My god, Latino 40 year old with U.S. passport, birth cert, U.S. military service, former Border Patrol(!), denied new passport and faces possible deportation referral -- told he has to show docs like OB/GYN bills from 1978


A source close to Susan Collins' office tells me she pre-approved Kavanaugh before Trump ever nominated him. Don't count on her to be the savior of Roe v. Wade

It’s HOT in DC, and many people in line to see @SenJohnMcCain laying in state have umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun. This man is being helped by paramedics because of the heat:

New York Attorney General's office responds to Trump filing to dismiss state lawsuit against Trump Foundation

Pelosi and Crowley walk with Republican Rep. Sam Johnson, a POW for nearly seven years and who shared a prison cell with McCain for part of it. Johnson normally gets around in a scooter/wheelchair, but he walked up to McCain’s casket.

The Ford Focus is dead in the US because of Trump’s trade war. The Mustang will now be the only non-SUV or truck Ford sells in the US.

Klanfest 2018 waddles into Texas as the @realDonaldTrump Liarpalooza Tour tries to rescue Tremblin’ Ted from a Beto Beatdown. Join the other rubes and enjoy the classics: - Crooked Hillary’s Emails - Real News Is Fake News! - Best Economy Evah! - Rusher Witch Hunt

Getting ready for @SenJohnMcCain ‘s memorial service @NationalCath you can watch it all @cspan live at 10a tomorrow

Patten & Foreigner A & B Ukrainians (essentially) conspired to circumvent laws prohibiting @realDonaldTrump inaugural comm from accepting foreign funds. $50K = 4 Tickets Patten then lied to the Senate & withheld pertinent evidence.

Ex-Manafort aide admits to illegally steering foreign money into Trump’s inaugural committee

Pence at the U.S. Capitol "The "president" asked me to be here on behalf of America." Trump just couldn't help himself from getting a word in at McCain's service after Senator McCain asked specifically that Trump not be there. Pence & Trump both are disrespectful pieces of crap

The president confirms my reporting about his secret remarks is accurate

Bombshell leak to Toronto Star upends NAFTA talks: In secret ‘so insulting’ remarks, Trump says he isn’t compromising at all with Canada

Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings are THIS WEEK. Want to take action and make it clear you want your Senator to #StopKavanaugh? Here’s how to host a People’s Hearing

497 kids are still separated from their families at the border. The reunification deadline was July 26. "This is one of Stephen Miller's babies —no pun intended— that has gone awry," says @Bakari_Sellers. "I'm of the impression that these children won't be reunited"

WTO head warns a U.S. exit would mean chaos for American business

Policies rooted in fear, in paranoia, in racism — like taking kids from their parents or denying U.S. citizens their passports because they were born near the border — must be stopped. We're inflicting lasting damage & losing what makes this country great.

Required viewing. #ActiveMeasures is now in theaters, on @iTunes, and available on @hulu.

There's a tight election in Texas and if the feds are challenging Latinx citizenship along the border then they're purging voters

'Welcome to white town,' Springfield detective Gregg Bigda allegedly told Hispanic suspect, federal lawsuit says

“This really bums me out because I’m a regular In-N-Out Burger customer, but I cannot spend money with a company that supports the current GOP,”

Trump: "We as a country cannot tolerate political censorship! We are not going to let them control what we see!" Only moments before, a Trump aide had physically blocked the lens of a press photographer to prevent him from taking a photo of a protestor.

There’s a lot of RUMINT flying around re: indictments today. Months ago I was told early September would see movement from OSC. @thespybrief had the same info. Given McCain’s memorial, it’s possible we won’t see anything today. But don’t despair, good things are happening.

36% approval - 60% disapproval. Half say impeach. Majority (63%) back Mueller. Over half say Trump obstructed Justice. So much winning!

JUST IN: Disapproval of Pres. Trump is at a new high, support for the Mueller probe is broad, and half of Americans favor Congress initiating impeachment proceedings against the president, new @ABC News/WaPo poll finds

Bad enough that the President’s lawyer, who purports to speak for the Administration, urged Romania to undermine its own anti-corruption efforts — repudiating the position of our own State Department’s stance. Worse still that he took money for it.

Sam Patten, the man who Mueller's team just charged with a FARA violation, has a nearly two-decade-long friendship and business relationship with suspected Russian intelligence agent Konstantin Kilimnik, @NatashaBertrand reported in April.

Bruce Ohr says Christopher Steele told him 2 yrs ago that #Russian🇷🇺intelligence believed it had @realDonaldTrump “over a barrel." Ohr also learned that a Trump campaign aide met w/higher-level Russian officials than the aide had acknowledged.

49% in new @ABC News/WaPo poll support Congress initiating impeachment proceedings against Pres. Trump; support rises to 57% among women.

Just imagine the dirt AMI had on Trump. Then imagine the kompromat a state possessing some of the world's best spy agencies, with full-spectrum HUMINT & SIGINT, possessed on Trump.

Mitch McConnell’s office is preventing members of the press from going into the gallery while Cindy McCain and Lindsey Graham are sitting at the desk of the late @SenJohnMcCain — door is now locked McCain’s office let us know this was happening Gallery access is usually at will

Speaking of Russian "help" -- look, it's the Night Wolves (German Chapter). Neo-Nazi troll claims "thousands of Russians-Germans" are on their way to #Chemnitz, boasting, "Now we must stop this Arab-African primate invasion together."

BREAKING: Ex-Cambridge Analytica contractor Sam Patten just charged by FBI after Mueller referral. This guy was responsible for CA operations in the US that involved covertly testing US voter attitudes on Putin's leadership... I know there's more to come..

BREAKING: Crystal Mason was just sentenced to return to prison for VOTING in the 2016 election. Because she was a convicted felon, who served her time, the judge says she broke the law by voting. She used her actual ID, her real name, and simply voted.

.@realDonaldTrump asks judge to dismiss NY AG lawsuit over Trump Fdn., b/c former AG Schneiderman criticized Trump, and didn't do enough to investigate the Clinton Fdn. (tho Schneiderman didn't file the suit -- he resigned before it was filed).

PIMPOTUS – Trump Models and Russia’s Human Traffickers


United States initiates WTO dispute complaint against Russian duties on US imports

BREAKING: More than 200 national security veterans, many of whom served presidents of both parties, demand full answers to the release of @SpanbergerVA07's confidential security file.

The strange tale of Chris Christie, money laundering, a Jersey rapper and Donald Trump

John Dean Among the Witnesses at Brett Kavanaugh Hearing

Russia’s requests to Interpol for Red Notices—the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant—against Kremlin opponents are being met with increasing deference by the Department of Homeland Security

.@Lawrence and @Maddow discuss Donald Trump, the Mueller timeline, and long car rides with toddlers.

WaPo: US passports denied along Texas border

Trump tweets are 'messages from some alternative universe': China Daily

When Trump says we can't afford a 2.1% pay increases for federal workers, remember what U.S. taxpayers covered

Conservatives want to create a world where objective information and right-wing disinformation are treated equally. They’re running the same playbook on tech that they ran on media, caterwauling about bias so that editors would treat them with kid gloves.

Trump: "They want to raid Medicare to pay for socialism."

The long list of Trump scandals and why we haven’t gotten around to looking into them

Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 5 points in Florida race

How to prepare for ex-President Trump

.@MichaelAvenatti says President Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen, were running a “criminal enterprise.” “These guys… make mobsters look good, frankly. I mean these guys are operating their criminal enterprise, and they're C-class mobsters.”

Al Gore to Trump: "Resign"

Sources: NBC Threatened Ronan Farrow If He Kept Reporting on Harvey Weinstein

Trump frantic to shore up base as scandals deepen, insiders flip

Rachel Maddow looks at how George H.W. Bush focused on shoring up Republican Party support for Richard Nixon as the Watergate scandal was breaking, just as Republicans now are aware that Donald Trump needs a supportive base if he is to weather the myriad and growing scandals he faces.