Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Pelosi to bring anti-Trump chef José Andrés to Trump's State of the Union as guest

MAGA team visits border to plot private wall project - Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach, Tom Tancredo, Curt Schilling, David Clarke and Erik Prince (via phone) convened to discuss plans to start building a border wall without federal funding. by

Trump is so fixated on building his wall that he told a group of political allies on Monday that he wants to paint a section of current border fencing where it meets the ocean in San Diego, I'm told. Trump complained a general told him that would harm the environment..

New GAO report shows @realDonaldTrump is using millions in taxpayer funds to enrich himself. That's bigly corrupt.

GEN Joe Votel, the Central Command Commander who is responsible for the fight in Syria and ALL military actions throughout the Middle East, was not consulted on or told before withdrawal announcement. This is unconscionable. This is also what government dysfunction looks like.

.@EPA must take the threat of PFOS & PFAS seriously. @MartinHeinrich & I wrote @EPAAWheeler to say as much, but reading about their pick to handle this issue is deeply disconcerting. EPA leadership should serve the people, not billionaires & corporations

"Tonight, we expect the occupant of the White House to utter the customary phrase, 'The state of our union is strong.' If that is true, it has nothing to do with the Trump administration," Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Trump fumes over abortion comments at SOTU preview meeting

Here's the bottom line: survivors of sexual assault should not be blamed for the trauma they've experienced. Neomi Rao's prior writings about sexual assault are completely unacceptable and her responses to my questions today were deeply troubling.

Former KKK Leader David Duke Endorses Tulsi Gabbard 2020 Presidential Campaign, Says She'll Put American Interests Over Israel

Mercury Public Affairs (former @GOP Rep. Vin Weber), Podesta Group (Democrat lobbyist Tony Podesta) and Skadden Arps (former Obama WH counsel Greg Craig) are under federal investigation in #SDNY for their #Ukraine work with Paul Manafort

SDNY prosecutors have also questioned at least two former Trump campaign officials. One official was asked about coordination between the Trump Organization and the campaign.

The unspeakable endorsing the unelectable.

Astoria Coast Guard cutter seizes cocaine worth $83 million. Let me stress it was the Coast Guard.

Apparently Trump's Inauguration had nothing to do with Trump. Nor did his campaign chairman. Nor his lawyer. Nor his national security adviser. Nor his foreign policy adviser. And given the amount of Executive Time, the presidency doesn't have much to do with him either.

NEW: Feds eye Imaad Zuberi, financier with alleged ties to Cohen, Nunes, and Qatar.

"The state of climate policy in 2019: The past year in climate policy, and how the Trump administration has had an impact"

The President will say the state of our union is strong. The American people know the truth. State of the Trump economy? Failing the middle class. State of the Trump healthcare system? Failing American families. State of the Trump administration? Chaos.

New: Federal prosecutors have recently been interviewing witnesses about the flow of foreign money to 3 powerful law and lobbying firms Paul Manafort recruited 7 years ago to help improve the image of the Russia-aligned president of Ukraine, NYT reports.

We called out @BetsyDeVosED for trying to replace @usedgov’s independent watchdog – & now they’re backtracking. We’ll never stop fighting to hold DeVos & the Education Dept accountable when they undermine our students.

Latest studies show that that majority of capital/money held by wealthy Americans was received not by self-made work but by inheritance. Let that sink in for a minute.

Secret Files Show How Trump Moscow Talks Unfolded While Trump Heaped Praise On Putin

According to WaPo, the subpoena for Trump's inaugural committee indicates that prosecutors are investigating crimes related to conspiracy to defraud the United States, mail fraud, false statements, wire fraud, and money laundering.

Mnuchin Will Help Trump Hide Tax Returns

Europeans fear Trump may threaten not just the transatlantic bond, but the state of their union: “We can’t live with Trump. And we can’t live without the United States.”

How a new terrorism case demonstrates that the Kremlin's Disinformation Brigade in the West is up to worse shenanigans than just spreading Putin's lies. PS "false flag" is real sometimes -- just ask #Ukraine


Trump mispronounced Nepal and Bhutan as “Nipple” and Button” in a White House meeting with intelligence officials — and noted incorrectly that they’re both part of India, according to TIME's national security correspondent John Walcott.

Video surfaces of Trump in discussions in Moscow in the late '90s, looking to get in on huge building projects via notoriously corrupt local official.

Sarah Sanders: Corruption in Trump’s inauguration has ‘nothing to do with the White House’

Tulsi Gabbard is now following alt-right web star Cassandra Fairbanks.

Prosecutors Subpoena Records from Trump’s Scottish Golf Swindle

Americans, not ‘neocons’ and ‘neolibs,’ who want Putin out of the WH will tell the truth in order to stop you and your Kremlin pals. Then it’s time for the good ppl of #Hawaii to award your Congressional seat to an American patriot. Just like Rohrabacher.

Sen. Bob Menendez is calling on the Dept. of Homeland Security and the FBI to "conduct an appropriate investigation into alleged crimes committed at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. and Westchester County, N.Y."

Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano: "It's pretty clear the court will stop" Trump from declaring a national emergency to get him the wall. "It's not that I want him to lose, I don't, but the law is very clear."

Trump’s stubborn refusal to learn anything that doesn’t just confirm the little he already (thinks he) knows is an extreme (and extremely dangerous) version of confirmation bias. It unfits him for office.

Trump is ignoring the law today, according to Roll Call, and no one really cares. The fiscal year 2020 budget request was due Monday, even though the Fiscal 2019 appropriations process has still not been finished.

Half the winter employees at Trump's Westchester golf course were present illegally in the United States. The Trump Organization seems to have violated US immigration laws on a serious scale - and it only began to clean up its act 2 years into Trump's presidency

Here’s the bizarre and narcissistic reason the first lady and president are bringing a kid named Joshua Trump to the State of the Union

China and Russia accusing the US of “imperialism” over Venezuela is hilarious projection. Those 2 countries are propping up an unpopular despot who’s destroyed his country b/c they have financial interests with his regime.

Trump is currently selling ad space in the #StateOfTheUnion address! Yes, your name will appear “LIVE” during the State of the Union if you give him $5.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said that it’s no coincidence an uncorroborated sexual assault accusation from more than a decade ago has emerged right as he potentially could be elevated to the state’s governorship

Trump Threatens to Bust Border Deal as Shutdown Deadline Nears

Neomi Rao, Picked For D.C. Circuit Court, Faces Scrutiny Over Earlier Views On Rape

Russia must develop new missiles to counter U.S. before 2021: RIA cites defense minister

Up to 1 in 20 children who get measles will get pneumonia, which can be deadly. About 1 in 1,000 will develop encephalitis -- swelling of the brain -- that can lead to convulsions, deafness and intellectual disability

Judge delays Manafort sentencing hearing

Breaking: Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump's inaugural committee

Everything you need to know about Trump's trade war and the emerging global fallout

"We know what the problems are. And we know what the solutions are. We know what it will take to keep the republic. The only thing we don’t know is whether the people who have the power to keep it will decide it’s finally time to do so."

The case of Lindsey Graham demonstrates once again that Trump sycophancy corrupts, and absolute Trump sycophancy corrupts absolutely

Ex-FCC counselor Gigi Sohn: Mozilla suit could lead to reinstatement of Obama-era net neutrality rules

Deutsche Bank defends its role in one of Europe’s biggest money-laundering scandals

The Saudi coalition promised not to transfer weapons it buys from the US to third parties. But an investigation shows it's putting them in the hands of al Qaeda-linked fighters and hardline Salafi militias waging war on behalf of the coalition in Yemen.

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

Trump admin at a loss on reuniting kids they took from parents

Trump disregard for truth challenges intelligence briefers

I was not supposed to say anything until tomorrow, but it is now public. I will be at the State Of The Union tomorrow as the guest of Speaker Pelosi. I am both honored and optimistic as gun safety will be front and center.

"The system @chrisinsilico has inveighed against on a weekly basis in quality newspapers turns out to be a system he is quite comfortable finding a position in. It’s hypocrisy on steroids," writes Will Lloyd

The NRA spent a record amount lobbying Congress. It has little to show for it

Chew on this: Justice Anthony Kennedy's son led Deutsche Bank as it loaned Trump over $1 billion

A Lobbyist At The Trump Tower Meeting Received Half A Million Dollars In Suspicious Payments

Trump inaugural committee subpoenaed by federal prosecutors: WSJ

Duncan Hunter, Steve King & Chris Collins have been stripped of all committee assignments, and basically have nothing to do on Capitol Hill. Maybe the voters of #CA50, #IA04 and #NY27 should elect some new reps that aren’t crooked or racist.

NEW: @realDonaldTrump inaugural committee subpoenaed

I think the Greenwald/Tucker/RT merger is complete

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will appear before the House Homeland Security Committee after weeks of contentious negotiations with Democrats

Northam digs deeper hole with confusing response to racist photo

‘Virtually broke’: Roger Stone bellyaches that gag order will prevent him from soliciting money for defense

Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her first public appearance since undergoing cancer surgery in December tonight, attending a celebration of her life presented in song.