Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The House Intelligence Committee's incoming Democratic majority is looking to hire money-laundering and forensic accounting experts, three sources familiar with the plans confirm to The Daily Beast.

Look at @BarackObama making America great again

When the Facebook/Russia stuff comes out, the appropriate punishment is to seize Zuck's considerable assets and use them to pay for stuff Trump starved of funding.

Laura Loomer has been kicked from Twitter.

President Obama didn’t criticize Justice Alito at the State of the Union; Alito mouthed “not true” in response to a passage in which Obama criticized a specific #SCOTUS decision. Oh, and Chief Justice Roberts _still_ called that episode “very troubling.”

“I think the problem with the President overstating the amount of politicization that there is on the court undermines everyone’s belief and faith in the judicial process,” former US Attorney @PreetBharara tells @Acosta

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg denies he and other executives tried to minimize Russia’s role in spreading propaganda on the platform, but concedes that “in 2016 there is no doubt that we missed something really important" in Russia's "coordinated information operations."

Unprecedented to see so many former judges (& a Chief Justice), military heroes, nat’t security & intelligence leaders, leaders of FBI & DOJ speak out against a President’s policies. One line of defense against his attacks on our democratic institutions.

Washington Post publisher and CEO Fred Ryan: "A clear and dangerous message has been sent to tyrants around the world: Flash enough money in front of the president of the United States, and you can literally get away with murder."

Russia should be suspended from Interpol because of its serial abuse of the system by chasing down critics like me. Now that the world is paying attention, this is the next step. I make the case in my ⁦@Telegraph⁩ oped here

.@sarahmccammon of @NPR explains how Mississippi's history of lynching and racial violence complicates commentary from GOP Senate candidate @cindyhydesmith that she would gladly attend a “public hanging” if one of her supporters invited her.

The W.H. has signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to engage in some law enforcement roles and use lethal force, if necessary — a move legal experts have cautioned may run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act, Military Times reports

Facebook dumps news at 5 pm ET before Thanksgiving that it did ask Definers to go after Soros

So, the head of the GRU is dead after a "long and serious illness". Definitely true - being killed can make you very sick. Next time, don't mess with America.

Yesterday, you’re ignoring an egregious murder. Today, you’re thanking them for lower oil prices? Enough.

Israeli/Russian Lev Leviev diamond smuggling probe has a casualty. Leviev employee "jumps" to her death.

New Mueller filing contrasts Papadopoulos's pre-sentencing "remorse" with his post-sentencing protests that he did nothing wrong.

A sitting president being publicly rebuked by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. First CIA, then Rand Paul (...when a Russian stooge loses Rand...), and now SCOTUS. tRUmpie is having an awesome week

George Papadopoulos' lawyers jst filed a one paragraph request to delay his surrender date until the court rules on his motion to continue his bail while a challenge to Mueller's appointment is pending — he's due to report to the Bureau of Prisons on Monday, 11/26

Donald Trump has just tweeted a thank you to Saudi Arabia for current low oil prices, which he likens to 'a big Tax Cut for America and the World!' In fact, Canada is the US's biggest supplier of imported oil at 40%, compared to only 11% from Saudi Arabia.

WINNING!!! Ford Prepares for Mass Layoffs After Losing $1 Billion to Trump's Trade Tariffs, Report Says

NEW : AG Whitaker was once ranked as one of the worst US Attorneys in the country for abusing a power to send minor drug offenders to prison for decades

Harvesting in a trade war: U.S. crops rot as storage costs soar

Allowing students from all over the world to study in the United States is one of the best ways to foster democracy. Deporting students for minor, technical errors only harms our schools, employers and economy.

At a press freedom dinner, an empty chair was left for Jamal #Khashoggi.

EXCLUSIVE: Former Facebook prez and Napster founder Sean Parker bankrolled the super PAC of race-baiting Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

“Tres Sheik”

How about their families, Nero?

Democrats Have Their Own Kremlin Influence Problem, Starting with Al Gore and Maxine Waters

Dear @SecPompeo: Excusing the Saudis--who murdered a resident of the United States, cut his body into pieces, and then lied to you and Congress--is not a policy of America First. It is a policy of America Scared.

Stalemate on Trump’s wall amid threat of shutdown

The last Senate race of 2018 is a week away. Mississippi hasn't sent a Democrat to the Senate in 30 years, but Mike Espy is changing that!

My four-word wish for Thanksgiving


At least three Republicans are jockeying to serve as Donald Trump’s first line of defense against any impeachment efforts

Here is the Interpol vote: 101 for the South Korean candidate, 61 for the Russian. A total humiliation for Putin. He must be stomping around the Kremlin right now, furious.

The head of the neo-Nazi nationalists in Lvov Ukraine died in the middle of a speech

Why are Russian students spreading photos of "#Putin is a thief" chalked on school blackboards?

“Did Donald Trump just knowingly provide cover for a murderous autocrat?”

Turkey Global trade Saudi Arabia International News Middle East Mevlut Cavusoglu North America Jamal Khashoggi Donald Trump The Latest: Turkey: Saudi’s slaying should not be covered up

Commentary: As Danske Bank whistleblower Howard Wilkinson prepares to testify to the European parliament, @shalliwell29 explains why the money laundering scandal is a political problem for Vladimir Putin.

Facebook, in allegedly using an outside company to point the finger at George Soros, revived an age-old strategy of using anti-Semitic attacks to discredit progressive social movements

This case will affect what evidence can be used to argue that the Commerce Department broke the law by adding the citizenship question to the #2020Census.

Breaking: Oversight Chmn & Republican Trey Gowdy sent letter to WH Chief of Staff Kelly asking for more info about Ivanka Trump’s personal email use, seeking responses by Dec 5. One question he asks is “whether the emails in question contained sensitive or classified information”

The U.S. Army might shift some troops assigned to Texas or Arizona to the border along California, where caravans of migrants seeking asylum have gathered in Tijuana

Schumer seeks inspector general probe of Whitaker’s contact with White House

We've all heard Cindy Hyde-Smith say how much fun she's having in Washington. But she's been a disaster for Mississippi.

Judge notes 'sad irony' of men deciding abortion rights as he strikes Mississippi's abortion law

BREAKING: "U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith demanded there be no audience or outside press allowed at tonight’s U.S. Senate debate and requested other restrictions"


"It's a mean, nasty world out there," Pompeo says while defending US-Saudi relations following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. "As the president said today, the United States will continue to have a relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,"

Don't fall for holiday scams

"No attorney general has ever been appointed solely and expressly to offer political protection to a president under an existential investigation," explains Brennan Center fellow

JUST IN: Nadler tells Whitaker, Nielsen, and Azar that House Judiciary will be looking into immigration, detention, family separation issues come January

A Russian news company linked to allegations of interference in the 2016 U.S. election has sued Facebook, after the social-media company barred it from its network.

Opinion: The new normal isn’t normal at all

Prosecutors thought Nixon’s gathering inside information about the Watergate probe from DOJ was an impeachable offense. There are eerie parallels to Trump

BREAKING: Interpol rejects Russian candidate as president. Instead votes to elect South Korean candidate. Reason prevails in this dark world

Dear @IvankaTrump Thought you should know. Did you really think your criminal attorney “reviewing” which emails would be preserved...would pass the test? Nah guuurl, you done messed up. Even Trey Gowdy wants answers

An international aid group says an estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen's civil war in 2015.

Potential challenger quits, Pelosi likely next Speaker

JUST IN: South Korea's Kim Jong Yang elected president of Interpol

Opinion: Congress should stand up to MBS if Trump won’t

MAGA'ers sinking their life savings into the Iraqi currency because they think Trump will magically make it worth 3000 times more overnight is the most MAGA thing you'll read about today.

NEW: The DOJ released Matthew Whitaker’s personal financial disclosures today, which revealed that the forms had been edited five times in the two weeks since his appointment as Acting Attorney General. We just filed a FOIA request for all versions of it.

Obama "crashes" Chicago food bank to bag potatoes before Thanksgiving

NY fed judge says Trump admin's appeal of his failure to instantly rule on request tol halt citizenship-question-on-census trial appears 'sanctionable'--meaning DOJ lawyers could be open to disclipline for filing a frivolous motion.

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith at NRA banquet: "We do love our God and love our guns... I'm just really proud to be a part of the NRA. Proud that they're doing what they're doing, and I can be a small part of that effort."

Dems' national lead in raw House votes - now 8.8 million - just broke the record for largest for either party in the history of midterm elections (previous record was 8.7 million set by Dems in 1974).

.@Acosta: ”Are you letting the Saudis get away with murder, murdering a journalist?" President Trump: “No. This is about America First. They’re paying us $400 billion plus to purchase and invest in our country.”

Trump defies CIA with lie about Saudi role in Khashoggi murder

Trump also appears to be buying into Saudi smear on Khashoggi: "Representatives of Saudi Arabia say that Jamal Khashoggi was an 'enemy of the state' and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.." His family says these attacks are false.

PREDICTION: @LindseyGrahamSC will NEVER defy @realDonaldTrump. He may have Trump’s ear once a month on the golf course. But the Saudis have Trump’s wallet.

BREAKING ... MARCIA FUDGE, who flirted w a speaker run, announces she’s backing Pelosi.

Trump isn't the only one who has long pushed for prosecuting Hillary Clinton—so has his Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker

Federal crackdown: All-cash buyers of homes in King County and a few other pricey markets must now reveal their true identities to law enforcement when a house costs at least $300,000.

NEW: With remarkable timing, feds update judge on declassification efforts in 9/11 litigation against Saudi Arabia. They turned over 15 interviews to victim families; another tranche on its way, Dec. 20.

Trump defies CIA with lie about Saudi role in Khashoggi murder

This is an abomination

I bet you'd be on my side if I had killed a journalist.

Dear @realDonaldTrump: You are the President of the United States of America. You should not grovel to Saudi Arabia. Your statement is weak despite the random exclamation points. A strong @POTUS would not excuse the Saudis for murdering a journalist & cutting him up into pieces