Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sweet Jesus: “McCabe writes. ‘[Trump] thought that North Korea did not have the capability to launch such missiles. He said he knew this because Vladimir Putin had told him so.’”

A friend of mine sat next to John Brennan on a plane and asked him if the Russia thing was as bad as they say. John Brennan said, “Can’t tell you what, but it’s much worse than you think.”

“I was speaking to the man who had just … won the election for the presidency and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia." Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe, Sunday on 60 Minutes.

"On a day when Andrew McCabe and Paul Manafort would normally dominate the news...the president is taking the news cycle hostage. The White House has said the president will declare a national emergency to fund his wall..."

The Justice Department has warned the White House a national emergency declaration is nearly certain to be blocked by the courts on, at least, a temporary basis, preventing the immediate implementation of Trump's plan to build the wall, ABC News reports.

Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro describes his plans if President Trump declares a national emergency to build his border wall: "We'll challenge him in Congress. We'll challenge him in the courts. And I think the American people will challenge the President."

BREAKING: Senate confirms William Barr as U.S. attorney general

Declaring a national emergency would be a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency, and a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that President @realDonaldTrump broke his core promise to have Mexico pay for his wall.

BREAKING: @SenatorRisch, nearly all Republican Senate Foreign Relations members break with Administration and demand @SecPompeo provide investigation into which Saudi officials are responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Victoria Gotti said Trump once told her: "Your dad and I, we’ve been in each other’s company. We know a lot of the same people.”

So #AirForceOne heading off to Florida on Friday - This was marked 'NOT REPORTABLE' & 'NOT FOR PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST'.

House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler: "This is a gross abuse of power that cannot be tolerated ... I will fully support the enactment of a joint resolution to terminate the President's emergency declaration ... and intend to pursue all other available legal options."

"It's not an emergency—what's happening at the border... You want to talk about a national emergency? Let's talk about today: The one-year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America." "Why don't you declare that emergency, Mr. President?"

Who believes the president is 243 pounds?

Trump is declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress, to build a wall we don’t need, to address a crisis that doesn’t exist, by claiming an authority he doesn’t have. If that sounds like nonsense, it’s because it is. It’s also plainly unconstitutional. — Adam Schiff

Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe tells @60Minutes he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump

Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe tells @60Minutes he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump

House Democrats to challenge Trump’s emergency declaration

7-year-old girl writes note to parents in case "I got killed" during school lockdown

BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader McConnell says President Trump has told him that he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and that "he will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time."

“In this moment, I felt the way I’d felt in 1998, in a case involving the Russian Mafia, when I sent a man I’ll call Big Felix in to meet with a Mafia boss named Dimitri Gufield. The same kind of thing was happening here, in the Oval Office.” Andrew McCabe

Good Lord. I thought Eric was the one who was dropped on his head too frequently as a child.

Analysis: Nearly half of Republicans think God wanted Trump to be president

54-45: Senate confirms William Barr to be Attorney General. 3 Democrats Jones, Manchin and Sinema voted Yes. Paul was only Republican to vote No. Burr did not vote.

Was it “bias” against tRUmp back in 2013 when Carter was (knowingly & willingly) rubbing elbows with SVR officers, @LindseyGrahamSC? ... You know, considering Page didn’t join the tRUmp campaign until March 2016, nor did the campaign itself exist until June 2015.

Oh man. The FBI & DoJ discussed the 25th Amendment to be invoked on Trump. There's no reason for McCabe to be discussing this publicly other than to prep the public for whatever other shoes are about to drop, big ones

How does it feel to lose, @realDonaldTrump? To be a loser. You are going to jail. @ivankatrump is going to jail. @donaldjtrumpjr is going to jail. @erictrump is going to jail. @jaredkushner is going to jail.

Ahead of peace meeting in Warsaw, Netanyahu threatens war with Iran

"NRA paid an OFFICIAL visit"

“Russian bots are targeting health of American children. My brother is a West Coast pediatrician working round the clock treating measles epidemic. Turns out, the anti-vax movement is amplified by Russian bots.”

"You can be in a room where somebody with measles had left two hours earlier and still get the disease." Schools in Clark County, Washington have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the US -- and a measles outbreak has officials worried

The Justice Department is investigating the leak last year of confidential reports about Michael Cohen's personal bank records which led to revelations that the former Trump lawyer was profiting by selling his access to the White House, sources say

Parkland: A Year After the School Shooting That Was Supposed to Change Everything

Perspective: More border surveillance tech could be worse for human rights than a wall

Roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct involving more than 700 victims, report finds.

Multiple White Supremacist Gang Members among 54 Defendants Charged in RICO Indictment

White House security specialist files whistleblower complaint following reports Kushner received special treatment

Top Trump official's wife goes on pro-measles, anti-vax rant: "Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases... they keep you healthy & fight cancer"

Democrats call Acting AG Whitaker back to ‘clarify’ testimony

The House on Wednesday passed Rep. Ro Khanna’s resolution to get the U.S. out of Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen, but it added an amendment giving Trump a major loophole to help the Saudis

I thought people already knew about the golf simulator. What did you think “Executive Time” was?

House Judiciary passes first major gun violence bill in decades

Manafort facing significant prison time for breaching plea deal

Schiff: Mueller findings 'too big to be swept under the rug'

Barr’s daughter is going to FinCEN and his Son in Law is going to the... White House Counsel’s Office?

"Fox News has rejected a national advertising buy for a 30-second spot that warns viewers about the potential dangers of American fascism."

Manafort may have lied to stay in Trump's good graces: Schiff

Tom Barrack, a key donor and friend of President Trump, attempted to justify the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi -- arguing that the US does not have the moral authority to criticize Saudi Arabia due to its own record of "atrocities"

#Russia's state TV: Dimitri Simes moderates discussions about "a constructive approach" to Russia's issues with #Ukraine, including the possibility of "a quick military solution that would demonstrate to everyone—from Washington to Brussels—that Russia has a military option."

Foxconn’s deal with Wisconsin is a bellwether for Trump's push to bring manufacturing jobs back to America. Insiders say it’s a disastrous $4.5 billion deal

"This is an admission that Republicans did, in fact, try to repeal protections for preexisting conditions. This is something they have routinely denied ever since they did it. But they did it. And now McCarthy has admitted that they did it."

The House Judiciary Committee is apparently not finished with Matt Whitaker, and that may be a bad thing for Whitaker.

Saudi Arabian commits atrocity and America’s conservatives demand unwinnable war with the wrong country... Feels familiar

KKK imperial wizard Frank Ancona is found dead in Missouri

The NeoCons are marshaling against Iran and wish to drag Israel into their scheme to start a war. @realDonaldTrump must be stopped in his aggression against Iran, that remains compliant with a nuclear agreement to stop a nuclear weapons program. We don’t need Trump’s war.

Trump’s DHS Guts Task Forces Protecting Elections From Foreign Meddling

The Trump admin proposed a former landfill as a place to house immigrant children. A new report finds that that site poses health risks such as exposure to multiple toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and contaminated groundwater.

The son-in-law of Trump's attorney general nominee is reportedly going to work in the White House counsel's office.

Mueller extends winning streak as judge blows up Manafort deal

This clip never gets old