Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Georgia posts private information of 300,000 absentee voters

White nationalist leader posts photos at the White House

The scene in front of WH tonight..

A person close to Sessions said he wanted to stay in job to protect Russia probe. He wanted to finish week, but Trump said no. Trump told advisers that Matt Whitaker, a regular Oval guest, was loyal & would not have recused.

.@CarlBernstein on Sessions' firing: “What we saw today is a kind of coup against the rule of law, a kind of action you see in a tin pot dictatorship in which now we have the President… trying to shut down, bury the Mueller investigation. He's on the road to doing it."


This is insane. Putin annexed Crimea ! Trump cant even acknowledge this basic fact. Trump's appeasement of Putin seems to have no end

The GOP’s fight to get rid of Obamacare has ended

To deal w harassment & filth spewed at GOP MOC’s in tough seats every day for 2 yrs, bc of POTUS; to bite ur lip more times you’d care to; to disagree & separate from POTUS on principle & civility in ur campaign; to lose bc of POTUS & have him piss on u. Angers me to my core.

The leader of a white nationalist group whose members marched in the Charlottesville white supremacist rally visited the W.H., according to pics he posted online. Sources tell The Daily Beast he could not have reached the location by himself or on a tour.

Don Jr. is telling friends he’s worried about being indicted as early as this week, per 3 sources close to him.

Adam Schiff: "Interference with the Special Counsel’s investigation would cause a constitutional crisis and undermine the rule of law. If the President seeks to interfere in the impartial administration of justice, the Congress must stop him. No one is above the law.”

This is a lie. It’s an especially stupid lie because it’s on video. The video shows clearly that your aide is guilty of assault by unwanted touching and you are guilty of defamation.@Acosta should sue the U.S. government and you personally.

President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern... — Sarah Sanders


Dems plan to bring in Mueller for televised hearings if Trump fires him: report

Think elections don’t have consequences? If Mueller is fired, every FBI agent, analyst, and prosecutor on his team could now be subpoenaed by House Democrats to come testify about where their probe was headed...

White House suspends press credential of @cnn @acosta. Because he was “disrespectful”

The US Secret Service just asked for my credential to enter the WH. As I told the officer, I don’t blame him. I know he’s just doing his job. (Sorry this video is not rightside up)

You’re on the clock Lindsey Graham SC

We should not lose sight of why POTUS fired the AG – because he wants a political crony to protect him from the investigation of his own campaign.The rule of law is disappearing before our eyes. My column from a year ago when POTUS began trying to humiliate the AG into resigning.

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano explained how Trump could be breaking the law with his new acting attorney general appointee. Napolitano explained that Whitaker was not confirmed by the Senate and therefore violates the law

Donald Trump Jr. reportedly told friends in recent weeks that he believes he may be indicted by Mueller.

My statement on the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Former Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman was sentenced Wednesday to 120 months in prison after a federal jury convicted him of 23 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements to the Federal Election Commission.

One reason @Yamiche's question about white nationalism was completely fair to ask: The director of Identity Evropa, a "fraternal organization for people of European heritage," is at the White House today.

Nancy Pelosi says Democrats "will strive for bipartisanship." "We believe that we have a responsibility to seek common ground where we can. Where we cannot, we must stand our ground. But we must try."

JUST IN: Jeff Sessions departs Dept. of Justice after resigning as attorney general.

Whitaker's threatening email - a court exhibit from the FTC litigation

JUST IN: Trump acting AG pick replaces Rosenstein in overseeing Mueller probe

Sessions' replacement Matt Whitaker sat on the advisory board at World Patent Marketing, which the @FTC shut down last year for fraud.

What does Sessions' firing mean for the Mueller investigation? As I wrote in @nytimes, I think not too much -- the investigation is past a point of no return (note that effect is same here as if Rosenstein had been fired -- he will no longer supervise it)

Normally the President would elevate the Deputy AG to Acting AG until a nominee is confirmed. @realDonaldTrump is specifically bypassing Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and putting supervision of the Mueller probe in the hands of Matthew Whitaker, a person biased against the probe.

Democrats win House. Markets go up!

Lindsey Graham in July 2017: "If Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay."

Acting AG Matt Whitaker on CNN, July 2017: "I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced with a recess appointment and that attorney general doesn’t fire Bob Mueller, but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to almost a halt.”

jeff sessions is the only confederate monument trump was willing to take down

Given his record of threats to undermine & weaken the Russia investigation, Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from any involvement in Mueller’s investigation. Congress must take immediate action to protect the rule of law and integrity of the investigation.

Whaddaya know: Mark Whitaker, now in charge of the Mueller investigation, chaired the 2014 campaign of Sam Clovis, a grand jury witness in that investigation.

Mueller has this whole thing booby trapped for precisely these kinds of Mickey Mouse moves by POTUS

Worth a read. It is clear Acting Attorney General @MattWhitaker46 must recuse himself from the Mueller investigation.

Top Trump Departures

Rod Rosenstein is no longer overseeing Robert Mueller's probe: report

This old article, from new Acting AG Whitaker, gives a strong hint of what’s to come. We can expect Whitaker to very narrowly constrain Mueller’s work, including grand jury investigation, indictment & even ongoing work with cooperators.

Pelosi calls on acting AG to recuse himself from "any involvement" in Mueller's Russia probe

Trump on Mueller's Russia probe: "I could fire everybody right's a disgrace"

Now that the midterm is over.... Doesn’t change the fact that Trump is politicizing the military and our military leaders aren’t pushing back.

WOW -- Trump unloads on Jim Acosta, says "CNN should be ashamed of themselves having you working for them. You are rude, terrible person. You should not be working for CNN."

Trump repeatedly tells April Ryan to "sit down" when she tries to ask him a question

Jim Acosta tries to ask the President about the pipe bombs sent to CNN offices two weeks ago. Trump: "When you report fake news you are the enemy of the people."

We have been given a great responsibility. We must use it to govern wisely and put forward a positive agenda for the country. We must restore Congress as a co-equal branch of government and do vital oversight. That’s a lot to accomplish. So let’s get to work. — Adam Schiff

CNN: Trump’s shouting at reporters is "disturbingly un-American"

He threatened Dems, sparred with reporters, screamed "racist," and name-checked Republican losers.

#Russia's state TV remarks that Trump is proclaiming "tremendous success," but in reality it's the opposite - an obvious defeat.

WATCH: ‘That’s such a racist question,’ Trump says when asked if his rhetoric emboldens white nationalists.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, asked about Dem. response to heated rhetoric: "I urge our colleagues not to take the bait that the president was putting out there...You don't win a fight by fighting that same fight. You win by sticking with the program for the people."

Why Trump fired Jeff Sessions, and what Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker must do

Early this am the @AP had @RepDeSantis at 49.7% and @AndrewGillum at 49%. The Gillum camp contends he conceded too early and they are not finished as the votes continue to come in an the margin narrows.

In a race this close, one vote could be the difference between a loss, a runoff, or a victory. If you voted on a provisional (paper) ballot, you need to make sure your vote was counted. Call Voter Protection immediately: 1-888-730-5816. — Stacey Abrams

"Crisis", meet "Constitutional."

Sessions firing is an immediate reset to undermine Mueller investigation and distract from GOP loss of the House. There’s a 2 month window from now until next Congress is seated. Rapid chess match coming between White House and Mueller investigation


Jeff Sessions did not resign. He was fired. — Sen Chris Murphy

In a move that shocked exactly no one, Jefferson Beauregard has resigned. I predict that DOJ will force @realDonaldTrump's hand-picked replacement to recuse from the #TrumpRussia🇷🇺probe.

Donald tRUmp just started the countdown clock to Don Jr and Roger Stone’s time in the barrel. Watch.

Pompeo’s meeting with North Korean counterpart called off at last minute

The defeat of Dana Rohrabacher is being celebrated all over the world. It’s even trending in London

Conservatives now wonder if transactional Trump might leave them in the cold

And again Black women are shown to be the true face of progressivism in America

Democratic control of the House means science will get higher billing in the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, which, despite its name, has been run by Republicans science deniers since 2010.

Current margin between Kemp (R) and Abrams (D): 217,000 votes. Number of challenged and purged registrations: nearly 400,000 voters.

Friendly reminder: we have those Roger Stone and Don Jr. indictments to look forward to.

BTW: Trump endorsed and stumped for Dean Heller, Scott Walker, Danny Tarkanian, and Laxalt and they all f*cking lost.

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum: "We didn't win it tonight. We didn't win this transaction. But I want you all to know that is just it, a transaction, that what we believe in still holds true today."

The Investigations Trump Will Face Now That Democrats Control the House

Trump to assess midterm results in late morning news conference

Just a reminder that the ONLY reason Republicans control the Presidency & the Senate right now is that our electoral system is woefully outdated. Voters in small rural states have exponentially more power than those in heavily populated ones. Trump & the GOP are the minority.

US prepares 'severe' sanctions for Russia over Salisbury novichok poisoning

Incoming House oversight chairman Cummings: “I plan to shine a light on waste, fraud, and abuse in the Trump Administration. I want to probe senior Administration officials across the government who have abused their positions of power and wasted taxpayer money.”

#Democrats WINS show our DIVERSITY in #Midterms2018

Thank you, voters of Maryland’s seventh district for showing your faith in me and electing me to represent you in Congress. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve you.

I have a choice on where to spend my travel dollars. Floridians prefer environmental degradation, gun slaughter, racism and slashing Social Security & Medicare ... so I won’t be setting foot in Florida.

After the first round of arrests, the dems should be in the majority - bonus points for all the Dems picking up governors' seats tonight! The house was the real sticking point anyway, from what I hear.

BREAKING: Putin loses proxy war in Orange County as his minion Dana Rohrabacher is defeated by Harley Rouda. Rohrabacher was the main person in Congress who determinedly tried to get the Magnitsky Act repealed

Dead Pimp is absolutely on brand for today’s gop.

These are the 116 women who won their midterms

1.4 million former felons who had been banned from voting for life will all now be granted back their voting rights.

Check out the popular vote for the Senate tonight.

How a tweet may have cost me my vote in Florida

Arizona Senate race too close to call

Abrams refuses to concede Georgia governor's race.

BREAKING: Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen will defeat Republican Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada, CNN projects

BREAKING: Democrat Tony Evers wins election for governor in Wisconsin.

I wonder if Trump will come to regret repeatedly insulting "low IQ" Maxine Waters when she is chair of the financial services committee

Check out how Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal covered Obama losing the House and Trump losing the House. Seems fair and balanced

Tony Evers defeats Scott Walker by 1.1%! Outside of the margin for a recount that Scott Walker passed into law for a recount. Karma is a bitch!

In the Senate, so far all the incumbents going down have been Democrats: Claire McCaskill, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp

NBC News: Jared Polis projected winner in Colorado governor race. First openly gay male governor.

GET READY: Over the coming days, a procession of concern-trolling pundits will warn Dems not to be "divisive," not to exert too much power. The BIGGEST mistake Dems can make is to listen to those Beltway pundits. Dems should pursue justice and defend the Constitution VIGOROUSLY.

You know what's super cool for @HouseJudDems on the Judiciary Committee now that Dems have won the House? No more stupid hearings in @HouseJudiciary about Hillary Clinton's emails. Instead, we are going to conduct real oversight over @realDonaldTrump and his Administration.

BREAKING: With governor's race between @Tony4WI and @ScottWalker deadlocked, Milwaukee County has more than 50,000 uncounted absentee ballots

McConnell tightens his grip after red-state Dems go down

Democrats to use House majority to launch Trump investigations

.@staceyabrams telling supporters we have a few more miles to go says more votes need to be counted. Not conceding. Could go to recount.

The front page of Wednesday's Washington Post: Democrats seize House

Russian oligarch who bought mansion from Trump detained and questioned on corruption charges: report

HAPPENING NOW: Stacey Abrams addresses supporters at watch party amid close race.

How will Trump handle a Democratic Congress?

Guys, I see a lot of long faces. Cheer up! Tonight was HUGE for Democrats & democracy. With only the House, we can: - subpoena Trump's tax returns. - protect Mueller. - protect Obamacare Plus Trump can't pass ANY new laws.

Update: Republicans send two indicted white male felons, two Neo-Nazis, and a dead pimp to the House.

Prediction: the two indicted Republican congressman will not finish their terms. Chris Collins & Duncan Hunter.

Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah all voted to expand Medicaid tonight, @maddow just reported.

"They're sounding like Abrams could still win this," @SteveOsunsami reports from Stacey Abrams event. The race for Georgia governor is close, with about 30% of the state's largest county and some absentee ballots still outstanding

Democrats' victory in the House means the prospect of presidential impeachment just went from "nil" under a Republican House to "unlikely but entirely possible," writes Elie Honig, a former federal and state prosecutor

Democrats will win enough seats to gain control of the House, ABC News projects

Folks, remember, the Senate was always a long shot. Very tough races in heavy red states. House is looking good. So are many state races and governorships. If we win the House, it’ll be enough. Stay strong, Patriots.

Beto O'Rourke: "I am as inspired, I'm as hopeful as I have ever been in my life, and tonight's loss does nothing to diminish the way that I feel about Texas or this country."

House Dems already have their list of Trump scandals to investigate. Here It Is. And it is very, very long.

NBC News: Laura Kelly projected winner in Kansas governor. Kris Kobach goes down.

NBC News: Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) reelected in CA-50