Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New statement from @MichaelAvenatti via his law office: “I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.”

New statement from @MichaelAvenatti via his law office: “I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.”

Surgeons — many of them gun owners — recommend new gun-safety approaches

Matthew Whitaker lent his name and status as an ex-US attorney to a firm touting time travel cryptocurrency and a toilet for the “well-endowed.”

We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence. This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.

Member Of The Genovese Crime Family Charged In Superseding Indictment With Destruction Of Evidence And Obstruction Of Justice

Jeff Flake: "I will not vote to advance any of the 21 judicial nominees pending in the Judiciary Committee or vote to confirm the 32 judges awaiting confirmation on the Senate Floor until S. 2644 [the Mueller protection bill] is brought to the full Senate for a vote."

#BREAKING: McConnell just blocked consideration of the bipartisan bill to protect Mueller’s investigation from Trump. We can’t let him get away with this. Call your senators now and ask them to call for a vote: 888-724-8850

NEW: Exclusive: Text messages show Roger Stone and Randy Credico discussing WikiLeaks plans days before WikiLeaks began releasing Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails.

President Trump accuses people of changing their clothes and returning to cast additional ballots in disguise. (there's no evidence of this) “Sometimes they go to their car, put on a different hat, put on a different shirt, come in and vote again."

In several recent elections in Florida, tens of thousands of ballots were reportedly rejected because of a signature mismatch.

Jeff Flake says that the U.S. troops deployed to Tucson to stop the migrant caravan are actually stationed about 90 miles from the border. "They’re not forward-deployed actually on the border. So I think you can't call it anything but a stunt here."

Hey US media folks, here, I would argue immodestly, is how you interview a Trump supporter on Trump's lies

Man with ties to Pittsburgh shooting suspect arrested

Don't miss this article. Not getting national play yet. These are not "lone wolf" actors

Do remember #TeamTreason; you wanted this war. You asked for it when you helped the Kremlin attack our democracy, and then begged for it when you attacked the rule of law to protect yourselves. You got what you wanted. Now enjoy the hell that will be the rest of your lives.

Must-watch segment on how this White House and white nationalism share a common voice

Online, Gavin McInnes is the gung-ho, ex-punk leader of a hate group who rails against liberal decadence. At home in his wealthy New York suburb, he's upset that liberals won’t accept him

Republicans for the Rule of Law is running this ad on Fox and Friends this morning.

"We are nearing the summit of Mt. Loco."

A grand jury associated with Robert Mueller’s investigation is convening today at the federal courthouse in Washington DC. Media have been setting up their cameras outside all morning. I smell beautiful indictments today.

"The president has ... urged that the [DOJ] investigate his political opponents," ex-acting A.G. Peter Keisler said. "That's a fundamentally wrong and very dangerous view of the criminal justice system, and people from both parties ... should condemn it."

Machine problems wipe out day's recount work in Palm Beach County. Unbelievable. Are these "stressed" out machines the same ones used on election day?

NEW: Trump has nudged Kevin McCarthy to make JIM JORDAN the top Republican in the Judiciary Committee — which would put Trump’s fiercest loyalist in position to defend him against investigations and impeachment

Known perv Gym Jordan

Michael Cohen is in DC telling all to Mueller's investigators.

Gen. Barry @mccaffreyr3 on Trump skipping veterans event in France: "To be honest, I think he just wanted to stay out the rain, eat cheeseburgers, and tweet..."

Russian state media: Crimean-prosecutor-turned-Duma-deputy says POTUS can't visit Crimea because "he not yet ready to recognize the Russian status of the peninsula, or his wife does not allow him."

Trump tore into Theresa May when she called to congratulate him on success of midterms:

Residents and volunteers bring supplies from a boat coming from Redondo beach, with donations for residents of Malibu

“The emergency is over, and the solution to the caravan invasion ...wasn’t the troops, it wasn’t walls, it was apparently just getting past the midterm elections.” @brikeilarcnn on the rise and fall of rhetoric surrounding the migrant caravan

“7 BILLION FOR BEZOS?? Trillion-dollar companies in America don’t need our welfare! Bad!”

"It looks like as we're getting closer and closer to additional indictments, the Mueller report... [Trump] is getting increasingly nervous...That's why putting someone like Whitaker as the acting A.G.. is another blatant effort to control.

President Trump refuses to acknowledge the fraught history of nationalism

"Since the tax cuts were passed, the 1,000 largest public companies have actually reduced employment, on balance. They have announced the elimination of nearly 140,000 jobs — which is almost double the 73,000 jobs they say they have created"

The @FEC has flagged @realDonaldTrump's 2020 re-election campaign for accepting 100 pages worth of "excessive" contributions.

#BREAKING: DeVos sued for allegedly failing to comply with judge’s order to cancel student debt

Donald Trump's tweets, on Friday—about the French President Emmanuel Macron, war, and wine—crowded so much historical ignorance into so few characters.

Danske Bank’s 200 billion euro ($225 billion) money laundering scandal is “tip of the iceberg” and investigators should examine whether major Western banks played a role, whistleblower's lawyer says

Fact Checker: Does the Trump tax cut give 83 percent of the benefits to the top 1 percent?

Charity CEO pleads guilty to conspiracy to bribe politicians!

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ordered the secretary of state’s office to establish and publicize a hotline or website where voters can check whether their provisional ballots were counted and, if not, the reason why.

Reupping my piece with @normeisen about Mueller's strategy behind allowing Trump to provide written answers to questions in lieu of an interview. It's still busywork. And it's working..

Aerial footage shows people rushing to evacuate their homes as new, fast-moving brush erupts in San Bernardino County, California, about 55 miles east of Los Angeles.

Perspective: What the narrative about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets wrong

Sending the geek squad out again?

CNN has started noting which commentators have NDAs with Trump campaign/admin, and this is an important and positive disclosure measure.

Man who worked at company that built Trump’s helicopter says: “When I read that the aircraft could not fly in the wet, fall weather in France, I was stunned.” Seems Trump lied to us, again

Iran's president: U.S. chose wrong path on sanctions, will be defeated

Absolutely TERRIFYING video of California woman (Rebecca Hacket) driving through the raging fire:

Wisconsin teens' apparent Nazi salute is a terrifying sight

Acting AG Whitaker “Claimed that ‘DNA evidence collected in 2013 proves that Bigfoot does exist,’ and had a website selling Bigfoot paraphernalia.”

Breaking with the Trump administration, the chief scientist at the U.S. Census Bureau says the citizenship question is ill-advised

House Republicans To Choose Leaders After Midterm Defeat

'Stop lying' about Florida recounts, Democrats warn Trump

Trump retreating from duties into a ‘cocoon of bitterness’

Leadership of DOJ uncertain as Trump is challenged on Whitaker

Mitch McConnell’s Spectacularly Tone-Deaf ‘Partisan Politics’ Rant Backfires

BREAKING: After lynching comments, @Google donates $5000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith

National Guard to help search for remains from California's deadliest wildfire

Mohammed bin Salman, who supposedly has been chastened, responded to the US call for a ceasefire in Yemen with an escalation.

Edward Jair Acosta-Avila, a California National Guard soldier, has been charged with human trafficking after he was arrested near San Diego.

281 pages of nothing but verifiable facts and documentation that Deutsche Bank & Trump refuse to hand over to Congress

Watch all 3 parts of Operation Infektion, and then watch Factory of Lies. These videos are antidotes. This is information that needs to be broadly disseminated. The Republic stands, our foes foreign and domestic are being defeated.

This is an example of an overvote. According to Mike Bennett, Manatee County Supervisor of Elections, this is one of the ballots the machine flagged as having voted for two candidates in the same race. A ballot like this would be processed in a manual recount

: Judge finds Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act by rejecting absentee ballots

A senator refuses to apologize for joking about ‘public hanging’ in a state known for lynchings

Mueller expected to issue more indictments soon: report

Stench of EPA official's indictment scandal reaches Jeff Sessions

The U.S. recorded a $100,500,000,000 budget deficit in October, an increase of about 60% from a year earlier, as spending grew twice as fast as revenue.

Trump has retreated into "a cocoon of bitterness and resentment," LAT reports.

Chuck Hagel on caravan: "It's very clear that it was a political stunt that he pulled abusing our troops, having our troops down there."

Police arrested state Senator Nikema Williams during rally at the Capitol demanding every vote be counted.

Staff anger spills over at White House

The Proud Boys and other alt-light groups are rallying in Philadelphia on 11/17.

To the mother of the gunshot victim I couldn’t save

The woman they are protesting is on their side.

Horseshoe via Bernie

Jessica Levinson: It seems increasingly likely that Trump violated federal election laws.

BREAKING: Democrat Josh Harder wins U.S. House seat in California farm belt, defeats 4-term Republican Rep. Jeff Denham.