Friday, May 31, 2019

Michael Flynn’s call w RU Ambassador Kislyak is so detrimental to the Trump Administration that the @DOJ REFUSED a court order to release it publicly‼️

A disgruntled city worker in Virginia Beach killed 11 people and wounded six others in a building housing city offices. People inside describe barricading doors.

Good God. It’s like the Republican Party is living through a real-life version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. Once upon a time, not too long ago, Republicans were the Party of Free Trade. Today, they’re the Party of Whatever Bat-Shit Crazy Thing Trump Does.

Reminder: Mitch McConnell refuses to bring the Dem House passed background check bill to the floor.

At least 11 killed in mass shooting in US state of Virginia

"Remember what we always said about the President and his feelings toward Flynn." Pardon danglin'? Sounds like witness tamperin' 101

Trump’s DOJ also not obeying court orders? “Regarding the Kislyak call, prosecutors appear to say they don't believe they need to hand over other recording transcripts they may have involving Flynn. But their explanation in the filing Friday isn't clear.”

HAPPENING NOW--Police say multiple people have been injured following a shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

John Dowd has issued a statement on his voicemail. He used Comic Sans.

Trump dumped thousands of immigrants in San Antonio. The city’s response was a lesson in kindness.

The shock announcement that the Trump administration would turn its tariff gun on Mexico rattled global financial markets

Huge. Republicans, who often allege voter fraud by Dems despite the absence of any evidence beyond rare, isolated cases, proposed a census question on immigration so they could collect data to rig voting districts in their favor & lied about it in court.

Here's the transcript of the voicemail from Trump's attorney John Dowd to Flynn's lawyer.


Trust in Putin ‘doubles overnight’ – after Kremlin pollsters change methodology

READ: Adam Schiff's letter to intel agencies on review of Russia probe. Schiff demanded that intelligence agencies keep him updated on the review Barr is conducting of the origins of the FBI investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia

Nancy Pelosi Torches Donald Trump's New Immigration Plan With Melania Trump Dig

A small group of former Obama administration officials reached out to their contacts in the Iranian government. Their message to Iran: Don’t take Trump’s bait. Stay calm.

Barr can't cite any evidence to back up his claim that the FBI engaged in "spying" on the Trump campaign, ultimately resorts to lamely claiming, "things are just not jiving."

Mueller warned Russia will meddle in 2020, but Trump isn't listening

Justin Amash stands alone in resisting Republican partisanship

Kim Jong Un has executed five top officials for their roles in the Kim-Trump summit negotiations. But here is Trump professing his love for the Dictator: "We went back and forth, then we fell in love. He wrote me beautiful letters. And they are great letters. We fell in love."

BREAKING: Photo-printing company Fracture will pull advertisements from Laura Ingraham's hour after she promoted notorious white supremacist Paul Nehlen

Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs

Full story: Grand jury still interested in Roger Stone and the 2016 GOP convention

U.S. economy slips from first to third place in global competitiveness ranking amid Trump's tariffs

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appeared convinced that President Trump just needed to be informed of all that Mexico has been doing to slow illegal migration.

My latest: How a right-wing disinformation campaign is targeting Biden to tie him to the supposed Deep State plot against Trump

You cheered as Russians hacked your rivals and pushed disinfo to 100 million Americans before winning the Electoral College by just 70,000 votes in states Manafort had highlighted to Moscow. It matters in a close race and you’d likely have lost otherwise. You’re their stooge now

Fox News is remaining silent after Laura Ingraham last night defended a white supremacist and other extremists on her show. I reached out to the network for comment multiple times today -- zero response.

Wouldn't it be funny if all Barr ended up doing with his lies is to simply delay impeachment so that it hits closer to the election to further damage Trump and the GOP?

Hey Bill Barr of @TheJusticeDept: The whole point of the Special Counsel is that a lapdog to @POTUS--that means YOU--is not the person who should analyze presidential misconduct or crimes. That's why it's the Mueller Report, not the Barr Report.

Wonder what it looks like when the Attorney General of the United States lies? Look at the tweet below. The AG changed his story. Also, over 1,000 former federal prosecutors disagree with Bill Barr of @TheJusticeDept

Nancy Pelosi on Jimmy Kimmel

She explains her strategy for impeachment.

Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook bid to block ECJ data case

FOXNEWS reports Trump’s buddy in PRNK has KILLED 5 humans in response to the talks our president* claims to have been awesome.

Trump ‘gone rogue’ on trade is the last thing the global economy needs

From social media to the White House: How a tweet from President Trump put Mexico’s back to the wall


Big surprise: @LindseyGrahamSC was completely opposed to tariffs (like all Republicans) and now he is completely in favor of tariffs

Bad weather has delayed corn planting in the Midwest, so farmers are planting soybeans instead. But we already have a soybean glut, made worse by the trade war w/China. “If we see increased planting in soybeans—that’s bad news, in terms of overproduction.”

An appeals court said it will speedily consider President Trump's challenge to congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks with which he did business

New filing in Trump v. Cummings: Order on Motion to Stay PACER Docket

Elizabeth Warren unveils plan to end DOJ policy prohibiting indictment of sitting president

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said the tariffs wouldn't affect the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement deal: "These are not tariffs as part of a trade dispute. These are tariffs as part of an immigration problem."

In a 2014 McConnell campaign ad, his wife said, “Mitch McConnell co-sponsored the original Violence Against Women Act. He’s always believed in its purpose.” Confirming nominees—including his wife and his brother in law—is more important to him than #VAWA.

Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter

What a low and disgraceful act. Since when does the United States Navy hide the name of one of its heroes on a US Navy ship? We need to know who did this

Yes, but not everyone dies and has people spit on their grave

Jaw dropping- Trump turned 3 Fox chyrons into a quote and attributed it to Sean Davis of the Federalist.

The officials who set up the summit were unavailable for comment, as Trump’s pal Kim had them all executed. Dear @GOP, one question. How low are you willing to go to enable this dark stain on the White House? Signed, a lifelong conservative

Grandpa Ranty is walking around in his bathrobe in the White House residence again, hip deep in Adderal and executive time.

What abt the USS Wasp crews that wore Trump MAGA patches on their uniforms?

NEW-- In a significant shift, Trump's top advisers are now eager to see Mueller testify on the Hill, hoping conservative lawmakers can undermine his credibility

JUST IN: Foreign automakers say U.S. tariffs on Mexican imports 'threaten the jobs of tens of thousands of Americans here in the United States'

“White House officials did not immediately explain how driving up the cost of Mexican goods might stem the flow of migrants. If the tariffs damaged the Mexican economy, more of its citizens would try to cross the border to find work in the United States.”

In an interview, Rudy says, "I am afraid it will be on my gravestone. ‘Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump.’ Somehow, I don’t think that will be it. But, if it is, so what do I care? I’ll be dead."

President Donald Trump's poor mental health is grounds for impeachment

China halts US soy purchases amid trade war.

We may never get it back. Thanks Idiot Trump.

The president hasn't just refused to condemn a foreign power that attacked our democracy. He's also failed to protect the country's voting systems against future attacks. He betrays his oath every day.

Colorado forbids police from holding undocumented immigrants when ICE asks

Louisiana’s draconian new abortion ban reflects the staggering lack of respect for women. Read my full statement here

Darknet Fentanyl Dealer Indicted in Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Who were Selling to Thousands of U.S. Residents

"The special counsel is too reserved to say what he really means: Russia attacked America and Trump broke the law"

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano: "[Mueller] is certainly going to testify again, whether he wants to or not. He's a private citizen, they're probably going to serve him with a subpoena this afternoon."

Barr vs. Barr May 1 to Congress: “We accepted the Special Counsel’s legal framework for purposes of our reaching our conclusion” May 31 to CBS: “We didn’t agree with …a lot of the legal analysis in the Report…So we applied what we thought was the right law.”

Nancy Pelosi on the blocking of the disaster relief bill by a third Republican: "This is staggering ... Every day that House Republicans obstruct and delay, more American families are left to suffer. This sabotage is unconscionable, dangerous and must stop."

It's all going according to....plan?

Trump’s crankin’ up more chaos with a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods, designed to give Fox something to obsess over while Mike Flynn’s transcripts are released on Friday. If the Flynn bombshell is half as good as we think it is, they’ll be 20 more on board the impeachment train.

Here it is, from Republicans for the Rule of Law, and soon (in a shorter version) coming as an ad to TV set near you: Senior GOP lawyers on Trump's obstruction of justice.

Impeachment. Call your Representative. 202 224 3121. Time to step up ladies and gentlemen. Do your duty. Do the right thing. They are one and the same.

So this is Lindsey Graham 2.0 (top) & Lindsey 1.0 (bottom).

The most serious betrayal of the United States by a senior pubic official since the Civil War took place in full view of the public and was confirmed by a thorough investigation. That is what history will see--a corrupt president betraying his country.

North Carolina high school recalls yearbook after Confederate flag appears on cover

The Chancellor took aim at nationalist and isolationist sentiments, which have been expressed by Trump as well as many right-wing groups across Europe.

Warren v. FOX: “Here’s the deal about FOX News executives. And that is, they’re running a hate-for-profit scam...”

Deceased G.O.P. Strategist’s Hard Drives Reveal New Details on the Census Citizenship Question

“The question we have to ask is would Donald Trump sell America’s secrets to protect his own secrets? I think it’s likely this guy’s always looking to protect himself.”

"We live in a hyper partisan world where people no longer pay attention to the substance" which is why I buried the substance under a hyperpartisan summary that perverted the public understanding of the Mueller report, says most disingenuous Attorney General in recent history.

Still reeling from reading this. He may be trying for dominionist spin on anti-abortion laws (horrible enough), but that language is straight out of White Supremacist doctrine, when pining for the three-fifths solution. This administration is so dangerous, it’s breath-taking.

Syria and Russia bomb hospitals in Idlib after they were given coordinates in hope of preventing attacks'

Katyal: Mueller undermined Trump’s Attorney General

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen lost the last round of her fight against a European Parliament order to pay back almost $334,110 in allegedly misused funds

Trump and Bibi’s Bad Week

"Julian Assange is showing all the symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to psychological torture" dude locked himself up in an Ecuadorian cupboard for 7 years... we sure he was okay to begin with?

F-18s from U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 are soaring into skies above the Arctic Circle in aerial military exercises, sending a forceful message to Russia after U.S. fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers near Alaskan airspace one week ago

King of #SaudiArabia calls for Arab countries to use "all means to stop the Iranian regime from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries."

Trump announced a series of escalating tariffs on all of Mexico's goods until its leaders curbed illegal immigration

Surely, nothing will deter illegal immigration from Mexico like... destroying Mexico's economy.

Mueller destroyed one of Trump’s biggest lies. Trump just helped him do it.

Did anyone do the assigned reading?

Wow. In a single phone call, Trump overrides months of foreign policy and takes a step to allow Turkey to purchase US F'35s and Russia's S-400 missiles. This is a huge win for Putin. Congress was pushing to sanction Turkey for buying the Russian missiles

“Trump vows surging tariffs on all Mexican goods”

Documents confirm what many suspected--that the Trump administration added a citizenship question on the census to bolster Republicans and undercut Democrats.

Trump-Drunk Republicans Are Choosing Russia Over the Constitution Almost every Republican elected official in Washington knows Donald Trump is unfit to be president—yet almost all of them are silent.

Today’s Russian papers suggest problems ahead for the authorities: ▪️”mood in society radicalized” ▪️trust in Putin at “13-year low” ▪️”TV propaganda lost its magic power.” ▪️”We don’t need Syria & Venezuela. We’re pouring money into them, while we’re in poverty.”

Donald Trump is raising taxes on Americans again! Yay!

Jeff Daniels: ‘we can't go on like this’

House Republicans again blocked a $19.1 billion disaster aid package yesterday when Rep. John Rose voiced his opposition to the bill

BREAKING: New video shows mega-church pastor Kenneth Copeland being confronted for owning private jets while preaching the gospel. The exchange between him and the brave reporter is something you have to see to believe!

The federal government now owns condo 43G in Trump Tower because of the Mueller investigation, a judge certified

Republican disregard for democratic norms didn't start with Trump

Surprise - turns out the Republican tax law didn't help middle-class families, it just made very rich people even richer.

This is crazy, but understandable when you realize millions of Americans only watch state television, AKA @FoxNews. This voter had no idea there was anything negative about Trump in the Mueller Report.

Why is @SenateMajLdr McConnell so unconcerned about being perceived as a hypocrite on the Supreme Court? Because he can’t achieve his goals of repealing Roe and ending the healthcare law without packing the courts with radical, activist judges.

Nuke Sniffer heading for Europe presumably due to the reports of Russia testing low yield nukes.

Is Putin’s Fascination With Genetics Just Eugenics in Disguise?

Trump counterintel questions unresolved by narrow Mueller inquiry

Rep. Quigley joins calls for opening Trump impeachment inquiry

NEW from ⁦@samstein⁩ and ⁦@swin24⁩ Team Trump Now Wants Mueller to Testify Before Congress in Hopes of a Grilling

North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second US-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse.

Isn’t This Insurrection? Dept: "Mitch McConnell blocks bills to combat election interference."

GOP Arizona Sen. Martha McSally says the USS John S. McCain controversy should be investigated.

BREAKING: A conservative group, Republicans for the Rule of Law is planning to air Ads on Fox & Friends next week That Will Call on Republicans in congress to impeach Trump Ad Ends with This line “Mueller did his job, now it’s time for members of Congress to do theirs.”

People who know Trump suspect his IQ obsession stems in part from a desire to project an image of success, despite scattered business failings and allegations of incompetence

CNN's Jim @Acosta: "Pres. Trump gave fact-checkers quite a workout today as he opened up a fire hose of falsehoods on special counsel Robert Mueller. That performance came after the President appeared to accidentally concede that the Russians helped him win the 2016 election."

I have questions — Rick Wilson

One year after Trump imposed aluminum tariffs: *American cos. pay 20% more for aluminum than global competitors *No net job creation in the industry *USA still produces ~2/3 the aluminum as Norway, and 1/37 of China

On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied,.

Trump preparing to threaten Mexico with new tariffs in attempt to force migrant crackdown

Impact of Mueller statement highlights need for public testimony

New lawsuit: Rep. Jim Jordan's cousin retaliated against Ohio State whistleblower

Rudy Giuliani ups the ante, straight up accuses Joe Biden of bribing the Ukrainian president to make an investigation into his son go away

Thursday, May 30, 2019

JUST IN: North Korea envoy executed over failed Trump-Kim summit

Judge appears exasperated at Roger Stone arguments against Mueller

Umm... I'm not comfortable with this administration redefining human rights. You shouldn't be either.

Imagine if President Barack Obama had had the same relationship with China or Saudi Arabia or even a friendly power. Republicans would have called him out as un-American, disloyal, a Manchurian candidate

A Stain on the Honor of the Navy In acceding to a White House request to cover the name of the USS John S. McCain, officers and officials revealed a rot within the service.

The President of the United States literally doesn't understand the Constitution that he swore to preserve, protect, and defend

Trump Finally Admits Russia Helped Elect Him

Deceased G.O.P. Strategist’s Hard Drives Reveal New Details on the Census Citizenship Question

JUST IN: On USS John S. McCain incident, President Trump reiterates that he wasn’t a fan of the late John McCain, but he wasn’t involved and “would not have done that” -- though “somebody did it because they thought I didn’t like [McCain]. OK? They were well-meaning, I will say.”

President Trump on impeachment: "To me it's a dirty word: the word impeach. It's a dirty, filthy, disgusting word and it has nothing to do with me."

President Trump: "No, Russia did not help me get elected. You know who got me elected? You know who got me elected? I got me elected"

Trump attempts damage control after tweeting — then deleting — admission that Russia helped him get elected

Hey News Media, the president of the United States just admitted he was elected with covert help from Russia, a foreign adversary. This means American democracy was subverted. There should be no bigger story right now.

BREAKING - Trump's dementia leads him to break his position and make a careless admission moments ago. He admits Putin put him in office.... "....I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected." There will be more to come.

The first time, I believe, that Trump has acknowledge this: "I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected."

Who bought your home in Florida for double what you paid, again? Gunter? Pablo? OH IT WAS *DMITRY!* French name, right?

#BREAKING: President Vladimir #Putin has submitted to #Russia's parliament (Duma) a draft resolution on #Moscow's suspension of the #INF treaty with #US. #America is set to leave the treaty in August.

Many health insurers consider anxiety a pre-existing condition. It affects 19.1% of Americans each year, and if the GOP repeals the ACA, these people could once again be denied health insurance—possibly for the rest of their lives.

Louisiana floods destroy home of Christian leader who says God sends natural disasters to punish gay people

NEW, with @swin24: NRATV employees were caught off-guard by the announcement that their employer, ad firm Ackerman McQueen, is moving to part ways with the NRA. Now some fear the future of NRATV, and their jobs, is in jeopardy.

Fox News' Andrew Napolitano: Mueller Believes Trump 'Committed A Crime' -even Napolitano says so...

I am simply noting for the record that Senator Grassley is benefitting from a socialist program.

Trump is on track to hit the EU with billions in tariffs, and European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström warned her colleagues to brace themselves