Saturday, February 23, 2019

#LavrovForceOne - 36,000ft heading into Vietnamese airspace Russian FM, #Lavrov - meeting with KJU before the #TrumpKimSummit?

In general, the Mueller team has redacted the names of uncharged individuals. But Congressman Rohrabacher's name appears in headings on 7 separate pages of the proposed Manafort trial exhibits in Attachment G. Some examples

Document: Special Counsel Files Manafort Sentencing Memo

The sentencing memo for Paul Manafort paints a clear picture of a man who has acted on behalf of Russian interests in Europe and America for years, while doing everything he could to conceal it. It's important context for understanding his work for Trump.

NEW: *Another* Trump-branded building in NYC will take down @realdonaldtrump's name. That's the second one in two days.

Editorial in @GlobeOpinion: These are complicated choices for academic institutions, but if universities are going to keep Saudi money, they need to find a way to hold the Saudi government accountable for their actions going forward.

how much easier is sex trafficking when u own a “modeling agency” ? anyone? thoughts

Hello, we interrupt your Twitter feed to remind you that former models for Donald Trump's agency say they violated immigration rules and worked illegally

Here’s Alan Dershowitz last month defending the prosecutor in a child sex case where Dershowitz defended & befriended the sex trafficking rapist. Now judge says prosecutor broke the law.

Trump urged Qatar to finance a private business deal being put together by a major Republican donor at the same time Qatar was seeking to win Trump’s support on a key diplomatic issue.

“Judge” Jeanine Pirro does not plan to repay nearly $600,000 in debts accrued during her ill-fated run for the U.S. Senate, according to her still-active campaign committee

Donald Trump is starting to get under Angela Merkel’s skin

Sadly again, Hungary serves as Russian Trojan horse inside NATO. "Putin's bank moves to Budapest, gets all conceivable privileges and immunities.

Venezuela security forces fire on protesters near Brazil border

I want the children from the Sunrise Movement to know they were heard loud and clear. I have been and remain committed to doing everything I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation.

Turkey tells U.S. not to leave power vacuum in Syria withdrawal - report

"But that list is far from complete, watchdog groups say. Kraft, owner of the Patriots, was photographed eating dinner with Trump & Japanese Prime Minister Abe during the Japanese visit. But the records don’t reflect Kraft as having visited Mar-a-Lago."

Billionaire equity firm owner John Childs busted for soliciting #prostitution in connection with the same human trafficking ring as for Robert Kraft.

Blowing up his cooperation agreement by trying to conceal from prosecutors the extent of contacts between the Trump campaign and a person linked to Russian military intelligence at the time Russia was interfering in the election to help Trump, might get Manafort a Trump pardon.

Michael Cohen, the president's former lawyer, met with prosecutors about the Trump family business, offering information on possible irregularities

He almost beat Ted Cruz. Could he take down Donald Trump? Inside the radical campaign strategy of Beto O’Rourke

Justice Clarence Thomas has just opened another front in the war on the media and the 55-year-old legal precedent that has protected American journalists from unwarranted assaults on their writing.

Butina’s attorney says he hasn’t been paid for his legal services, but believes he’ll be paid once Butina returns to #Russia, since she knows many wealthy people who will support her

As with every case involving Epstein, this one could further embarrass his once-impressive roster of A-list friends and associations, which included Bill Clinton, President Trump and Prince Andrew. A guide to Epstein’s inner circle

One of the ugly facts laid bare in the Epstein plea deal is that many powerful people feel zero shame helping a billionaire who has molested girls as young as 14. Zero consequences. Crimes against kids happen not only because of the criminals but their support networks.

I'm not about to let blatant propaganda influence my feelings about an icon of my party. This was a stunt designed to get clicks and create a slanderous narrative. I stand with Dianne.

Acosta broke law keeping lenient Epstein deal from victims: judge

State charges considered against Manafort

Cohen info on Trump Org business opened new lines of inquiry

As Cohen reportedly talks to investigators about insurance claims the Trump Org has filed over the years, it is worth revisiting this October 2016 story about a $17 million dollar claim for hurricane damage a Mar-a-Lago that no one remembers happening

Trump’s pick to be Ambassador to the United Nations has said she believes “both sides” of the science on climate change.

Maria Butina’s attorney hopes she’ll be deported back to #Russia in March or April 2019.

All Documents in the Doe v. Trump Lawsuits — The Memory Hole 2

Every Democratic candidate running for the White House has pledged not to knowingly use hacked data should it end up being published during the current election cycle. Only one 2020 campaign chose not to respond: Donald Trump’s

Asked about criticism of Labor Sec’y Acosta for his handling as US Attorney of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex abuse of underage girls, POTUS said “I really don’t know too much about it. I know he’s done a great job as labor secretary and that seems like a long time ago,”

Trump's plan for 2020 Democrats: Cause chaos and sow division

Here’s our simple message to Attorney General Barr: When Special Counsel Robert Mueller completes the investigation, make his report public. And turn the evidence over to Congress. Without delay and to the maximum extent permitted by law.

House Democrats are collecting signatures for a letter calling on Trump to demand the resignation of Alex Acosta,

Grand jury investigating fmr Trump Interior Secretary Zinke:

Insights on Mueller's work expected as Manafort case wraps up

Mueller filing on Manafort sentencing still not public after midnight deadline

Breaking: North Carolina State Court Rules State Voter ID Constitutional Amendment is Void Because Enacted by a Racially Gerrymandered Legislature; Not Clear if Ruling Will Stand