Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Trump’s federal judge sister is heavily implicated in NY Times report on family tax evasion

.@SenOrrinHatch is facing backlash and accusations of "slut-shaming" after he tweeted an uncorroborated account from a Utah man questioning the legitimacy of one of the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

A handwritten letter from Brett (Bart) Kavanaugh

Trump: ‘scary time for young men in America’

“When I served as a Justice Department official and worked with the White House on the FBI background reports for over 300 judicial nominees, we never placed restrictions on who the FBI could contact in conducting an FBI background investigation.”

WATCH: President Trump mocks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Trump's Supreme Court pick Judge Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, during rally in Mississippi

Ex-Fox News host Guilfoyle says she'd be open to White House job if Trump asks

BREAKING: The below report gives the results of @TheDemCoalition’s investigation into @LindseyGrahamSC. It contains evidence Graham took Russia-linked money and got deeply involved w/ a CEO who's serving 7 years for campaign finance & embezzlement charges.

URGENT: Below please find an email just sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, together with a declaration from another witness who confirms a number of Ms. Swetnick's claims. These women deserve to be heard & interviewed by the FBI before any vote on the nomination.

Donald Trump tried to scam his own father and was removed as executor of his will: NYT report

President Trump has sold himself as a self-made billionaire but a Times investigation found that he received more than $400 million from his father’s empire, much of it through dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud.

NEW: Russ Buettner, David Barstow and I got our hands on a massive trove of confidential docs - including 200 tax returns - from Fred Trump’s empire. We found Donald Trump received hundreds of millions from his dad, some of it via fraudulent tax schemes.

Trump administration moves to weaken U.S. radiation rules, says a bit of radiation may be good for you.

President Trump: “It’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of. This is a very difficult time.”

There is a bat at the Trump rally.

#BREAKING Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain ricin, official says

Some In Congress Don't Get The "Gravity" Of Russian Election Meddling, Former CIA Director Said

Sen. Flake is worried about the future of the Senate. "Lately there have been so many things that simply have drug us apart. I don't know how we get back. The incentives are all the other way. There's no currency for bipartisanship," Flake said.

Early morning interview with 11-year-old Truman from the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.

NEW: Federal agents will hold a press conference in Cville today "to announce the arrest of multiple individuals for their actions in connection with the events of August 2017 in Charlottesville."

Senate Majority Leader McConnell: "The Senate will vote on Judge Kavanaugh, here on this floor, this week."

They’re marching to Yale Club. That must be pretty embarrassing for them.

Trump feels the real problem with America is there's not enough violence against women

Brett Kavanaugh's roommate contradicts him again

A seat on the Supreme Court is no-one’s birthright. Every Senator now must assess these incredibly serious allegations, and consider whether Judge Kavanaugh has the temperament, the independence, & the credibility to serve on the Supreme Court.

NBC News has confirmed the W.H. has eased some limits it had placed on the Kavanaugh FBI investigation, authorizing the FBI to interview whoever agents thought was necessary. The move came after Flake and Collins consulted with the W.H. counsel's office.

President Trump personally directed a legal effort to silence Stormy Daniels through his son Eric and Michael Cohen.

This is sickening -- @senatemajldr believed it was OK for a hostile foreign adversary to attack us if it helped his party. He is a disgrace.

Selectively modifying the record of what really happened? Straight from the Kremlin’s playbook

Take a good look at this video of two women confronting Senator Mitch McConnell at the airport. You can see his staff inappropriately touch one of the women on her chest and also forcibly move her against her will. @senatemajldr when are you firing him?

Yikes. WaPo's @GregPMiller describes a tense moment from 2016 involving a CIA director trying to sound the alarm on Russia and a senior U.S. senator wanting none of it...

In 2016 prominent GOP’ers like @CheriJacobus who stood up to the Kremlin’s campaign for POTUS were harassed, hacked, and blackmailed. Now her case has been sent to Mueller’s team. That’s very bad news for Kremlin stooges— especially

Lawrence: Kavanaugh's drunk behavior matters to FBI investigation

Kavanaugh tried to obtain a photograph at a 1997 wedding "in order to show himself smiling alongside Ramirez 10 years after they graduated." Text messages between those Yale classmates reveal Ramirez was desperate to avoid Kav at the wedding

Brett Kavanaugh’s former college classmate Chad Ludington “unequivocally” says that Kavanaugh “has not told the truth” in denying the possibility that he blacked out from drinking: “I never saw him passed out but I saw him quite drunk”

Pres. Trump doubles down on defense of Kavanaugh, accusing Democrats of “trying to destroy a very fine person.”

Paul Manafort met today with Mueller's office as part of his cooperation agreement, Politico reports, which requires Manafort to cooperate "fully, truthfully, completely …in any and all matters as to which the government deems the cooperation relevant."

Trump administration's car emissions rule would cause more illnesses, deaths, study finds

My client Julie Swetnick has offered to take a polygraph test, meet with the FBI and be cross examined by Kavanaugh’s lawyers. He has refused to do the same. All of these women cannot be lying. And women who are lying do not push to meet with the FBI. Why the coverup by Trump?

“The things that she’s highlighting that say that Dr. Ford is not credible are the very things she has taught me to ignore and not rely on,” says a former prosecutor who worked for Mitchell.

We've now entered Fiscal Year 2019. OMB has projected a deficit of $1.085 Trillion dollars. Paul Ryan became Speaker of the House weeks after fiscal year 2015 ended with a deficit of $439 billion.

NEW from @dsamuelsohn: A Roger Stone associate is pleading the 5th to avoid testifying to the Senate Intelligence Committee. He's already appeared before the Mueller grand jury.

Without Kavanaugh, they all will go to prison. They are fighting for their lives. They all took money from Putin.

Mark Judge's lawyer says he was interviewed by the FBI

A year ago, a gunman opened fire on a crowd in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring 851. And yet, one year later and you can still go online and buy a “bump stock,” the device he used to fire 1100 bullets in the span of a few minutes.

Trump administration halts visas for unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats.

BREAKING: @Comey has rejected a closed-hearing with the House Judiciary Committee but offers himself up for a *public* hearing

Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford explains why US farmers may need more certainty from the Trump Administration around trade

Kavanaugh's friend Urgo documented "Killer Qs and 151" in the Georgetown Prep yearbook. Quaaludes and Bacardi 151, a discontinued brand of highly alcoholic rum made by Bacardi, named for its alcohol proof level of 151, that is, 75.5% alcohol by volume, typical rum at 35%–40%

Kavanaugh Was Questioned by Police After Bar Fight in 1985 via @NYTimes

Waking children in the middle of the night and spiriting them off to a desert prison camp is cruel and horrifying. Taxpayers are paying for this, and it’s pure evil. This is a dark stain on our nation’s history, and it has to stop.

Sometimes people get so emotionally invested in the battle, we lose sight of the forest for the trees. For the good of the country, for the good of the Court, Kavanaugh should step aside. My op-ed for @CNN.com

brett kavanaugh’s class at harvard just got cancelled

NEW: Texts between friends of Kavanaugh, "suggest that the nominee was personally talking with former classmates about Ramirez’s story in advance of the New Yorker article that made her allegation public."