Monday, February 25, 2019

Good summary by AP of the investigations related to President Trump by Mueller. It’s already worse than most people seem to understand!

Defendants in Florida prostitution sting could face prison time

It’s time for the House to act on the oath we all swore to protect and defend the Constitution.

Former campaign staffer alleges in lawsuit that Trump kissed her without her consent. The White House denies the charge.

Question: Do you think the president has a grasp of macroeconomic policy? Janet Yellen: No, I do not

Think you're having a rough Monday? The Trump White House is frantically searching for the FBI's deep-cover mole in their ranks. The super-secret Bureau source who knows their dirty Kremlin secrets. Who may not even exist

New filing in Johnson v. Trump: Complaint

Hardliners in the Kremlin and the military imagine they can return to the supposed glory days of the Soviet Union by trapping people and money inside Russia's borders

The daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Yelizaveta Peskova, works as an intern in the European Parliament in Brussels, and has unhindered access to various EU documents

Russia releases nuclear 'hit list' of US targets - Pentagon is on it

The Washington Post announces the launch of the Jamal Khashoggi Fellowship

How the Saudis Made Jeff Bezos Public Enemy No. 1

House Democrats are planning to cross one of Trump’s red lines: investigating his personal finances

Trump has made private admissions that the federal investigations bedeviling his first term in office will be haunting him for possibly years to come

Former North Carolina GOP Gov. Pat McCrory signed a voter suppression law that a court struck down for targeting black voters "with almost surgical precision." Maybe not the best guy to run after your party got caught trying to steal an election ...

Warren Buffett says the wealthy are 'undertaxed' compared to the rest of the US population

SCO sentencing Memo - Manafort DDC Case UPDATED

White House lowers expectations ahead of Trump-Kim summit

This is a terrifying read for anyone who cares about foreign policy. “Privately, Trump often talks about his fondness for the Venezuelan expats who frequent his golf club in Doral.”

The Justice Department cannot take the position that a sitting president can’t be indicted, and at the same time withhold evidence of any wrongdoing. That would amount to immunity. We will do what is necessary to make sure Mueller’s report is made public

Banks are making billions, while workers are losing out. It’s time for a tax policy that puts middle class families first.

This is what North Korean defectors think will happen at the Trump-Kim summit this week

Perspective: How 18th century information wars can solve the problem of 21st-century "fake news"

"He wields his Chekist fog machine to bewilder, confuse and paralyze his enemies because it is all he has. And as long as our politics are tribal, ...the Kremlin’s efforts to leverage and exploit our weaknesses will continue."

Lower refunds amplify calls to restore key tax deduction

Sorry, Mike Pence. The last thing Europe needs is confrontation with Iran

UPDATE Things were much calmer in CĂșcuta today with the #Venezuela border locked down on both sides. WCK’s Relief Team is continuing to prepare meals and serve thousands of Venezuelans — many who cannot return home now & are sleeping outside.

Rep. Adam Schiff tells me he is “absolutely” prepared to sue Trump administration if Mueller report is not made public: “We will obviously subpoena the report. We will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress. We will take it to court if necessary”

Robert Kraft, Jeffrey Epstein, Donald Trump and a day of reckoning for America’s billionaires

Around 10K join protest march in Moscow marking the anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s assassination, which still hasn’t been properly investigated.

What is with the connection between gun shows and Nazi memorabilia? Just curious.

.@jaketapper: Do you still think North Korea is a nuclear threat despite President Trump saying they are not?@SecPompeo: Yes. And he didn’t say that. @jaketapper: Yes he tweeted it. It’s a direct quote.

White House reportedly to set up panel to challenge climate change consensus