Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Flight Attendant Union Calls For General Strike If Trump Shuts Gov’t Down Again

Trump’s junk insurance plans aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. I joined @MarkWarner, @SenatorShaheen & @SenatorCardin to stop the Trump admin from using taxpayer money to fund junk plans that don't have to cover pre-existing conditions.

If Barr becomes AG, is there any way Mueller can make sure his report makes it to Congress? Yup – reupping my explainer here

JUST IN: Federal judge finds “by a preponderance of the evidence” that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort lied to FBI, Special Counsel Mueller, grand jury *after* signing plea deal in Russia probe; finding likely to impact sentencing; READ four-page order:

I’m voting no on William Barr’s nomination. Here’s why:

How Manafort's meeting at New York cigar club goes to 'the heart' of Russia probe

Judge Amy Berman Jackson has decided that Paul Manafort “intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the OSC and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation.” She especially noted the lies about Kilimnik.

BREAKING: Judge finds that Manafort breached his plea deal and lied to Mueller's investigators, specifically about his contacts during the 2016 campaign with Konstantin Kilimnik, a man who the FBI believes has ties to Russian intelligence.

Rebuking Trump, House passes measure to end U.S. involvement in Yemen

Trump has installed a room-sized "golf simulator" game at the White House, which allows him to play virtual rounds at courses all over the world by hitting a ball into a large video screen, according to two people told about the system,

W.H. security specialist Tricia Newbold is seeking official whistleblower protection after raising concerns about “unwarranted security clearances" for admin officials, including Jared Kushner. She was suspended without pay for defying her supervisor.

For example, in the course of “colluding with Russian government officials to influence the election” one might commit:

"Who is Richard Burr, Really? Why the public can’t trust his voice in the Russia probe"

This is remarkable. The EU blacklists Saudi Arabia for money laundering, but NOT Russia. This is after the $234 billion Russian money laundering scandal at Danske Bank. Some serious and disgusting Putin appeasement going on in Brussels.

Russia passes first draft of bill to unplug from global Internet

I despise Tehran's clerico-fascist regime. I've called out IRGC terrorism for many years. But Rudy's given the mullahs an enormous propaganda gift here. This goes beyond the usual Trumpian stupid.

Very interesting. Tulsi Gabbard, the only Democratic presidential candidate who has full Kremlin support and who praised Syria's Assad, has hired Chris Cooper of Potomoc Square Group, the same DC fixer who the Russians hired to smear me and Sergei Magnitsky in 2016. Coincidence?

Startling new numbers from the shutdown

Why won't @realDonaldTrump's campaign pay police bills sent to it by cities across the nation?

Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats Dispute Claims That Russia Probe Found No Collusion

Before Bezos Fight, Enquirer Publisher AMI Faced Steep Losses

Opinion: How Robert Mueller’s probe could break down our partisan divide

Shameless Trump favor for donor threatens to normalize corruption

"I find it mind-numbing we're actually comparing the numbers of Donald Trump with somebody like Bob Mueller... Trump would have to climb a very, very tall ladder to shine the bottom of Bob Mueller's shoes." - @JohnBrennan

“When you drilled down into the weeds, you couldn’t get a straight answer” —@SenWhitehouse explains why he cannot support Barr to be @realDonaldTrump’s attorney general