Friday, February 15, 2019

Remember, Stone for some reason went to great lengths to conceal his communications with Corsi about contacting WikiLeaks during the campaign. He devised a false cover story pointing at Randy Credico to keep this a secret. Big question: why? What was Stone hiding?

U.S. investigators pursuing a long-running criminal investigation into WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange have dug into the website’s activities from recent disclosures and also going back years to 2010, per sources

“It now appears that President Trump’s other attorneys — at the White House and in private practice — may have provided false information about these payments to federal officials,” Cummings (D-Md.) wrote in a letter to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone.

So, recapping: Evidence in Stone’s case was discovered while looking at the Russians who were charged with interfering in our election. We also know Stone was directed by a senior campaign official to contact Wikileaks. Wikileaks = Russian Intelligence = Collusion Checkmate.

IMPORTANT: Gag order bans attorneys in ROGER STONE case from making any public statements on the case, but DOES NOT ban Roger Stone himself from doing so. He's only banned from making comments on the courthouse steps. He's free to keep talking about the case elsewhere.

NEW: Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with Wikileaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.

JUST IN: Trump inaugural committee subpoenaed by New Jersey attorney general: report

I ask all members of Congress — Democrat and Republican — to support this joint resolution to terminate President Trump’s unconstitutional national emergency declaration to build his border wall. It sets a dangerous precedent and steals congressional authority. Will you sign on?

Senate Panel Launches Bipartisan Probe Into Think Tank Linked To Butina, Torshin

The judge has gagged Roger Stone. Finally.

Ann Coulter fires back at Trump: "The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot"

New filing from Mueller's office says, in the Russian hacker case, investigators executed search warrants on accounts used to "facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release" and found interactions with Roger Stone and Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks

This is the filing I've been waiting for today. The SCO says evidence in Roger Stone's case was found in accounts that were searched for the GRU case, in which 11 Russian military officers were charged with a conspiracy to interfere in the election.

CBS cuts away from Trump emergency declaration for "The Price is Right"

Breaking from @WGNNews: Reports of an active shooter in Aurora, Ill. Story is developing

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was interviewed by Mueller

Retired general rips apart Trump's 'incoherent' emergency declaration: Military budgets aren’t his slush fund

I think he said it on purpose. GOP doesn’t want the precedent to stand. So, declare a national emergency, then sabotage the legal case to ensure it’s struck down. Donald gets his distraction + gets to claim he did everything he could to build the wall.

From the guy who leads the combat effort in the Middle East and generates most of the intelligence products that some in Washington don’t read: Top US general disagrees with Syria troop pullout.

Horrifying: The head of Belgium’s counter intelligence service has been arrested for spying for Russia. Based on what I’ve seen, this is the tip of the iceberg. Putin’s henchmen are probing for traitors and weakness all over the world.

Trump To Announce He Will Spend $8 Billion On Wall, Declare National Emergency

You stand for nothing. Absolutely nothing.

BREAKING: 11th Circuit rejects GOP effort to defend Florida's unconstitutional absentee ballot signature matching law. This law disenfranchises thousands of voters in Florida and elsewhere.

Russian authorities have detained an American citizen who runs the country’s largest independent private investment firm in an alarming signal to foreign investors that they are not safe to operate in Russia

He admits it's a #FakeTrumpEmergency. Hear him say it: "I *didn’t need* to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster."

It appears to be the beginning of the bitter end for Paul Manafort. The Special Counsel's Office is going to file its sentencing memo for his criminal case in Virginia TODAY. Stand by for a fast-moving Friday

Quite unfortunately, and dangerously, Kim Jong-un has schooled Mr. Trump in the “Art of the Dupe.”

“I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather to do it much faster.” —President @realDonaldTrump Mr. President, how can this possibly be an national emergency if you’re saying you don’t need to do it?

Patrick Leahy: "The President appears intent on stealing money ... for a national emergency that exists entirely in his head ... Let's not forever change the course of the separation of powers in our country simply because the President made a foolish promise he could not keep."

FCC: Nearly half of phone calls in 2019 will be spam

Obama “told me he was close to starting a big war with North Korea.” Lying about his communications with his predecessor about critical foreign policy issues is crossing another line.

Adam Schiff: Trump’s gutting of DHS elections-fraud task force is "deeply concerning"

"I didn't need to do this," Trump says of the national emergency. So is it an emergency?

Ever seen anyone coked to the gills? Because you're seeing someone who is talking just like a person coked out of their damn mind.

Hannity, Coulter, Limbaugh, and others of their ilk must be happy. They've finally got a chump they can push around.

McCabe tells CBS that Rosenstein’s suggestion of wearing a wire in meetings with the President was NOT sarcastic. He says it came up more than once and “it was so serious that he took it to the lawyers at the FBI to discuss it"

Ann Coulter: National emergency designed "for Trump to scam the stupidest people in his base"

‘What national emergency?’ Fox’s Chris Wallace drops statistics that wreck Trump's claims of a border crisis

Trump falsely claims Mexico has "almost 40,000 murders. 40,000." He initially tweeted the correct number, 33,341, then said "38,000," and now "40,000."

Happening now: Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale filming all day on the National Mall.

There’s no national emergency at the border. Unauthorized border crossings are at their lowest levels in decades, about one-third of their peak levels two decades ago. If there were an emergency, the president wouldn’t have waited two years to make this political decision.

Wonderful Concept Art For The Wall Trump'll Announce Today w Emergency Declaration from the great

Why are so many Trump judicial nominees refusing to endorse Brown v. Board of Education?

“If the Washington rumour mill has it right, [Trump] has plans in the works to send low-spending NATO members a bill for continued American protection.”

Trump forced Mitch McConnell to 'eat a manure sandwich' with his emergency declaration: Ex-GOP lawmaker

A federal judge has said that a Mississippi state senate district, which snakes 102 miles across the state, violates the federal Voting Rights Act. Plaintiffs argued that the district was gerrymandered to dilute African-American voting strength

When the next Democratic president grabs ‘emergency’ powers, blame Trump

Suspect charged with arson at "Pizzagate" restaurant after confrontation with police at Washington Monument

EXCLU: Maria Butina's boyfriend wrote in an email that she "manipulated" the FSB when arranging the NRA Russia trip

.@ScottPelley on what McCabe told @60Minutes: "There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment."

A Caution to Pentagon Officials Asked to Obligate “National Emergency” Funds

This is our national emergency. “I Remember the First Time I Saw a Teenager Die”

Twitter users give Donald Trump a civics lesson.

Here’s a photo we found of Senator Lindsey Graham & Alan Dershowitz with a billionaire who made his fortune off Russian oil. He gave Graham’s campaign & PAC $870,500. He also gave McConnell’s PAC $3.5M, Rubio’s PAC $1.5M & $1M to Trump’s inaug, which Mueller’s now investigating.

Portland, Oregon, official says report that a police commander exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city confirms collusion exists between some police and right-wing extremists.

Mitch McConnell is one of the weakest leaders in Senate history. He won’t confront an out of control president. He won’t engage with Senate democrats. He instead pitches his entire caucus against the far left ideology of two or three new members of the House of Representatives!

Trump asks Americans to abandon truth with daily, petty lies

Trump faces steep opposition to border emergency declaration

Democrats make clear Trump's emergency plan won't come easy

BREAKING: President Trump aides now fret he won't sign funding bill

Translation: "When I am president in a few months, don't say you weren't warned."

How weird is it that the president hasn't nominated a new Defense Secretary yet? Not that weird? Super weird? My weirdometer is broken.

Why do you care more about a single FISA warrant than the multiple times Trump lied about his dealing with Russia and his attempts to distract from, deny, or downplay Putin’s attack on a US election? That is very suspicious

No one is fooled by this stompy-foot act, Grandpa Ranty.

America has no king. Our democracy is founded on a separation of powers—and if @realDonaldTrump declares a national emergency tomorrow, it will be a full frontal assault on the Constitution. Congress MUST stop him

Alan Dershowitz has now taken his circus act to such an extreme, he might actually need medical attention. When a legal scholar has to argue that an Amendment to the Constitution is actually unconstitutional just to get a cable news gig, it's time to hang up your hat.

Why didn't @realDonaldTrump declare a national emergency 35 days ago, or last year? Because he knows he will lose in court.

BREAKING: If @realDonaldTrump declares a national emergency, we and @NiskanenCenter will represent El Paso County and @BNHR in lawsuit to stop this illegal power grab

Here’s Trump’s public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don’t include all of a president’s activities.)

Mike Pence: The president usurping power and end-running Congress is "a profound mistake."

Please let it be 25th Amendment time!

The FBI was better off when “you all only hired Irishmen,” Sessions said in one diatribe about the bureau’s workforce. “They were drunks but they could be trusted. Not like all those new people with nose rings and tattoos — who knows what they’re doing?”

Trump’s economy is leaving his right-wing base stranded in poverty — and it’s getting worse

What? Idiot Trump invites rally attendees to take a photo with him for $15,000

Emergency declaration could backfire, force Republican opposition

Proposed national emergency declaration by @POTUS is not only unconstitutional, it would take money designated to help military families & disaster areas and redirect the funds for a wasteful, easily-defeated wall. Not the stupidest idea I have ever seen, but it comes close.

Facebook says it's in talks with the Federal Trade Commission, following a report that the agency is looking to levy a record fine against the company for violating an earlier data privacy agreement

InfoWars' Alex Jones can be deposed in lawsuit related to Sandy Hook shooting, judge rules

Revealed: Russian intelligence pulled strings to assist NRA during Moscow junket set up by Maria Butina