Thursday, November 8, 2018

Acting AG Whitaker's hostility to the Special Counsel’s investigation disqualifies him from overseeing Robert Mueller. We are leading 18 state attorneys general in calling on Whitaker to recuse himself immediately

Florida Senate and Governor races head to recount

"Dozens" of thousand oaks survivors also survived the Las Vegas shooting.

JUST IN: House Judiciary Committee Democrats call for emergency hearings on Whitaker's appointment as acting AG.

Stacey Abrams' legal team holds a press conference as Brian Kemp declares victory in governor's race. @ABC has not projected a winner. "How can anybody claim a victory when there are enough votes that have not been counted that could cause a run-off?"

doctoring video positively Stalinist

NEW: Trump admin. expects to be sued over its draconian new immigration plan, which may be unveiled as soon as Thurs. afternoon, two sr. officials with knowledge of the discussions say — but with Judge Kavanaugh now on US Supreme Court, it expects to win.

JUST IN: Nadler, Feinstein, Schiff, and Cummings sent a set of document preservation letters on Wednesday to several agencies, seeking confirmation that documents relating to the special counsel's investigation and Sessions' departure are preserved.

NEW: Sen. Jeff Flake says he will push to advance bill protecting special counsel Robert Mueller. "After the firing of The AG, it is more important than ever to protect the Special Counsel," he says.

Stacey Abrams' campaign has announced that it will file a lawsuit in Dougherty County, GA claiming that voters were denied the opportunity to cast ballots by mail during the general election.

Trump's new acting attorney general once called the courts the "inferior branch" and deemed the foundational Marbury v. Madison ruling empowering the Supreme Court a bad decision.

Kim Wiles, a resident of Thousand Oaks, is distraught at the start of Sgt. Helus’ procession: "How many more times is this going to happen?"

Roger Stone has a rule: Deny everything. And he does.

Acosta Should Sue the President, and Americans Should Shun Sanders

There are several unresolved issues in Florida, where Bill Nelson currently trails by 21,888 votes (0.26%). One involves the large drop-off between total ballots cast in Broward County from the Gov to Senate race. It's out of whack with every other county in the state:

Christine Blasey Ford is still being harassed, her lawyers say. She's reportedly had to move four times. She's had to pay for a private security detail. And she hasn't been able to return to her job at Palo Alto University.

NEW: Mueller's team has begun writing its final report, multiple sources told CNN.

Strong words from Graham: "Holy hell to pay" if Trump fires Sessions, and going after Mueller = beginning of the end of Trump's presidency

Everyone needs to relax. The wannabe Mussolini in the WH is not out maneuvering OSC. These actions were anticipated and planned for.

You know what Flake and Corker can do before new Congress is sworn in...

Remember when we said “every vote counts” and we WEREN’T JOKING?

Rudy Giuliani’s divorce is getting ugly: Wife’s lawyer claims he has spent $12,000 on cigars since April

If you voted with a provisional ballot, you need to make sure your vote is counted. Contact your Supervisor of Elections office immediately before the 5 PM deadline. If you have questions, call our Voter Protection Hotline: (833) 868-3352

CNN tears into Sarah Sanders over Acosta video: "You released a doctored video - actual fake news"

BREAKING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office at the Supreme Court last evening, per the Court. Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she has been hospitalized for observation and treatment.

Chris Christie is at the White House

Congress must determine whether Whitaker made any promises to Trump about his recusal or impeding Mueller.

Former Obama solicitor general @neal_katyal and conservative lawyer @gtconway3d argue that Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting AG is an illegal attempt to bypass the Senate — especially given that other Senate-confirmed DOJ officials were available.

"It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid," per op-ed co-written by attorney George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway

⁉️WHAT⁉️#Florida likely heading for a recount with a bizarre *undervote*👉🏼nearly 14,000 more people in Broward County voted in the #FL AG race than the much higher profile US Senate race. Broward was the epicenter of the 2000 recount of Bush v Gore.

Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously don’t do this, but also, take no pleasure in it happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.

BY THE WAY WHITE HOUSE REPORTERS: Something foreign correspondents in places like Beijing and Moscow have learned: Hang together, or else you'll hang separately. My peers supported me when I got expelled from China. That stuff matters.

Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the Mueller probe, people close to him tell WaPo. The sources also said they strongly believe Whitaker would not approve any request from Mueller to subpoena Trump

Tucker Carlson thought it was monstrous that activists chanted outside his home last night. Two weeks ago he was laughing about Goerge Soros being mailed a pipe bomb.

#BREAKING: US appeals court rules against Trump over DACA cancellation

Senior Justice Department officials have viewed Mr. Whitaker with intense suspicion. His is seen by department officials as a partisan and a White House spy.

If you live in the Thousand Oaks area of California were 12 people have just died from a shooting and many others had been injured they are in desperate need of blood donors

JUST IN: Investigators still working to determine identity of the Calif. bar mass shooter, an adult white male, via fingerprint comparisons, because he was not carrying identification documents, sources tell

“It is the 307th mass shooting in the United States this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.”

It's called fear. Trump is terrified

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was on the advisory board of a Florida company that was shut down by the FTC and served with a $26M judgment for what court documents called "a scam that has bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars"

Here come the Roe v. Wade challenges

HAPPENING NOW: Live coverage from scene of mass shooting at Thousand Oaks Bar

BREAKING FROM THE @AP: A spokeswoman in Kemp’s office, who has also worked on his campaign, says there are 22,000 provisional ballots. She has shared the county breakdown with only one candidate — Kemp — but has not shared it with the media or the public

Trump's acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam

Fact-checking President Trump’s post-election news conference

The White House is retweeting videos from InfoWars. Where we are as a country.

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

The Senate Judiciary Committee reported out a bipartisan bill, which I support, that would protect the special counsel’s probe. I urge Leader McConnell to bring this bill to the floor so we can ensure Director Mueller can continue to follow the facts wherever they lead.

Israeli and Palestinian pilgrims may not be able to reach Mecca for the hajj pilgrimage because of a change in Saudi passport rules

10 people were shot and wounded in addition to the 13 killed in a bar in Thousand Oaks, police in Southern California say

BREAKING UPDATE: Sheriff's official: 11 victims and 1 deputy killed in Calif. bar mass shooting; gunman dead.

It was college night. They were dancing. Yet, now we mourn the loss of their innocent lives. May memories of the #BorderLineShooting victims always be a blessing to those who loved them.

Lawrence: Democrats win, Trump panics

Who think Trump is having a mental melt down?

Bad news for Dana Rohrabacher. RT says they have no plans to hire him after his election defeat

BREAKING: Ventura County sheriff Geoff Dean says 11 victims killed in shooting at crowded Southern California bar.

Broward still counting votes, but elections supervisor doesn't know how many are left

GOP hurt by Donald Trump bungling in Democratic midterm victories

The Latest: A sheriff's captain says at least 11 people _ including a responding deputy _ were shot at a Southern California ba

A major First Amendment violation. I hope @CNN and Jim @Acosta file suit under 42 USC 1983 immediately for violation of civil rights under color of law. This is a clear violation, there is case law precedent and they can get an injunction

JUST RELEASED: The WH Correspondents’ Association statement on the revocation of Jim Acosta’s access to the White House complex.

UPDATE: The number of people injured in the #Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., has climbed to 11, police say. One Ventura County Sheriff's deputy was injured but his condition is unknown

#BREAKING: Republican @BrianKempGA's campaign is declaring victory in the Georgia governor's race - "This campaign is over. Brian Kemp has won this election.”

40 calls threatening CNN, shortly after two pipe bombs were sent to CNN by a MAGA extremist Trump fan. This isn’t some partisan game. The president’s rhetoric is making it more likely that a journalist will get killed by someone acting on his incitement.

Major questions must be answered about the legality of the Whitacre appointment. Under 5 USC 3344, the president cannot fire a Senate confirmed official and replace him with a person of his choosing. Sessions was constructively fired

The appointment of Matthew Whitaker to Acting Attorney General raises blaring alarms about @realDonaldTrump’s obstruction of justice and attack on the rule of law in our country.

"According to Stacey Abrams camp, Fulton County did not have the adequate amount of machines for voters. They discovered 700 wrapped machines in a warehouse. This evidence is mote proof of widespread voter suppression throughout the state."

#BREAKING: @NelsonForSenate releases statement on FL Senate race recount. State law requires a recount when candidates are within half a point. @ScottforFlorida is in the lead by just 0.4% as of this morning.

News the White House pulled Jim @Acosta’s credentials is not an attack on one journalist but all of the press. There should be complete solidarity. This is a moment for any Republican who says they believe in the Constitution to stand up. — Dan Rathe

White supremacist Steve King won his re-election in Iowa partly thanks to @TysonFoods. Tyson Foods donated to Steven Kings campaign. Will you be using Tyson for the holidays this year?

The 1MDB scandal is involving more Trump peeps by the day.Jho Low, who is being harbored by China from a Red Notice, is represented in the US by Chris Christie. Elliot Broidy is being investigated by the DoJ over $75mil bribe

#Russia in Dismay and Despair as Democrats Take the House

This could be the beginning of “obstruction from within.”