Monday, December 17, 2018

Analysis: Giuliani stumbles into admitting Trump’s hush money payments were probably illegal

James Comey: "So another day of Hillary Clinton's emails and the Steele dossier. This while the President of the United States is is lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI, and attacking the rule of law in this country. How does that make any sense at all?"

Roger Stone Admits Spreading Lies on InfoWars

JUST IN: Top official under Ben Carson resigns

You're borrowing money from China to support the farmers you've hurt because you're in a dumb trade war with...wait for it...CHINA.

A Foreign Affair Trump’s Dominican Republic Deal

How many wake up calls about Putin do we need? European leaders seems reluctant to learn from the mistakes of the past:

It’s high time for media to enter the No Kellyanne Zone — and stay there— God YES!!!

BREAKING: Noting “trade retaliation by foreign nations,” President Trump says he has authorized Sec. Perdue to implement a second round of aid for US farmers.

Incredible. These bombshell reports demonstrate just how far Russia went to exploit the fault lines of our society and divide Americans, in an attempt to undermine and manipulate our democracy. Here's what we’ve learned

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker spotted leaving the White House

COMEY on Flynn: "Look at what happened to the Republican Party. They're up here attacking FBI's investigation of a guy that pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. 'He should have been warned you shouldn't have lied.' Think of the state of affairs we've ended up in. It's nonsense."

COMEY: "Somebody has to stand up and speak for the FBI & the rule of law. I hope there's more somebodies than just me...the FBI's reputation is taking a big hit b/c POTUS has lied about it constantly. A whole lot of people who watch your network [Fox News] believe that nonsense."

COMEY on Trump's tweet calling Cohen a "rat": "It undermines the rule of law. This is the president of the US calling a witness who is cooperating w/his own DOJ a rat. Say that again to yourself at home and remind yourself where we ended up...we have to stop being numb to it"

Breaking News: 2 former associates of Michael Flynn were indicted as part of an investigation into a secret 2016 lobbying campaign by Turkey

Israel is being a bad ally to the US over China

REPORTER: Do you see any Republicans who are remaining taking that mantle of defending the FBI & taking on POTUS? COMEY: "Not yet. To my view, to their everlasting shame. I hope they will overcome and realize they'll have to explain to their grandchildren what they did today"

Stocks hit new session low, Dow down by more than 500 points

James Comey emerges from hearing and destroys Republicans for abandoning the rule of law

Here’s How The Chief Palestinian Negotiator Described His Last Meeting With Jared Kushner

#China and #Russia band together on controversial heating experiments to modify the atmosphere - possible military applications 5 experiments carried in mid June over Russia with "satisfactory" results

Ex-National Park director on Zinke departure: We "breathed a collective sigh of relief"

Trump's travel ban is keeping a mom from seeing her dying 2-year-old son

The workweek is beginning with a new warning that Russian hackers continued to support President Trump and sow division in the US well after the 2016 election, writes @BrianStelter. This time the warning comes in a report commissioned by the Senate.

BREAKING: Former Michael Flynn Business Associates Indicted in Turkey Lobbying Case

Saudi Arabia Strongly Rebukes U.S. Senate’s ‘Interference’ In Kingdom

Trump hails a soldier the Army just charged with murder as a "Military Hero"

Trump trying to sway the SCOTUS now. IMPEACH this fucker.

NEW: The report, a draft of which was obtained by WaPo, is the first to study the millions of posts provided by major technology firms to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Dow falls 200 points at the open, sliding deeper into correction

New York Times obliterates Ryan Zinke as ‘not the sharpest knife in the drawer’ in brutal farewell editorial

Obama rips GOP after the Affordable Care Act ruled unconstitutional

Stephen Miller doubles down on Trump's promise to shut down the government

Kremlin lauds what it sees as relaxation of Davos ban on sanctioned Russians

NEEDED: a boat big enough to accommodate a four by six foot footprint on aft deck for our Giant Rat.

While the right-wing pages promoted Mr. Trump’s candidacy, the left-wing pages scorned Mrs. Clinton while promoting Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate.


Can Trump pardon himself? And if he did, would it do him any good? @Profepps explains

Fox News analyst: Trump got rejected by chief of staff candidates like a "guy who couldn't get a date for the prom"

In April 2018, Tracey Valerio, the top ICE official in charge of "all agency contracting," resigned. Within months, she was recruited as a paid expert witness in a lawsuit to defend ICE's biggest contractor

Napolitano Corrects Fox Business Host Maria Bartiromo: FBI Agents Did Not Entrap Mike Flynn

It’s the beginning of the end for the gun lobby’s power

Should we be able to indict a sitting president? Consider Spiro Agnew.

Perspective: What parents need to know before buying Google Home or Amazon Echo

While European insurers are ditching coal, @AIGinsurance, @Chubb and @LibertyMutual are still propping up the #coal industry and accelerating #ClimateBreakdown

Melania Trump Fears For Donald’s Health — He’s Under ‘Immense Stress’ From Investigations

I present to you, where I always said we would end up. “We colluded. But it’s not a crime.”

Days before a deadline to avert a government shutdown, Republicans in the House have a problem: Lame duck members have stopped showing up to votes.

Trump’s bitching and whining and complaining is non-stop. The presidency reveals its occupant: Trump’s not only incompetent he’s actually a wuss. Like most bullies he’s a coward. As with most autocrats he’s a very frightened person. He’s a fake leader, who thinks nasty is strong.

Day 154 and we shall do some more!

Sen. Claire McCaskill: "We have too many embarrassing uncles in the United States Senate."

Former U.S. attorney calls Trump's 'constantly shifting stories' the 'hallmark of a guilty mind'

Facebook throws annual holiday party for employees after rough year

No one in this administration understands how bad their fake hair looks.

True this

WaPo obtained a report prepared for the Senate that found Russia’s disinformation campaign used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos to targeted voters to help elect Donald Trump — and to support him once in office

GOP Kills Bill That Would Extend Agent Orange Benefits To US Navy Vietnam Vets

Vlasta Guryeva is said to be “the creative force behind “Sophie Goes Round,” a lifestyle blog that features a lot of nude photos.” A natural choice for the National Prayer Breakfast! Putin’s low opinion of Trump and the GOP was—sadly—on point.

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

BREAKING: 10 Russians accompanied agent Maria Butina to Trump's prayer breakfast; They also attended meetings Butina arranged with politically connected Americans, the culmination of an effort to infiltrate the US conservative movement, including the @NRA.

“Does the public understand just how much trouble the President is in? If not, that’s a failing of the press," CNN's @brianstelter says. "We need trusted voices, both nonpartisan anchors and clearly point-of-view driven hosts, to explain what is going on."

Teen climate activist accuses world leaders at United Nations COP24 conference of stealing kids' futures

Elijah Cummings wants Michael Cohen to testify before Congress in January.

Bunch: Conspiracy is 'hiding in plain sight'

Hard-Line U.S. Tactics Will ‘Block’ Path to Denuclearization, North Korea Warns

Perspectives: To hold Facebook accountable, stop calling it a tech company

Facebook could be facing a multi-billion dollar fine after a European regulator announced Friday that it is launching an investigation into the company over failure to protect user privacy

Improving the National Cemetary brand

New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Trump, his family and "anyone" in his circle who may have violated the law.

Maria Butina, the gun-loving Russian spy who built a secret back channel from the Kremlin, will cooperate with the feds in any matters they're interested in