Friday, March 15, 2019

Oleg Deripaska Files Lawsuit Against US Treasury. He seeks declaratory relief from the sanctions imposed by the US government.

Breaking: Federal court holds First Amendment does not protect Trump Campaign in alleged conspiracy with Russia-Wikileaks. Court holds that Supreme Court case (Bartnicki) does not apply for the reasons that Bob Bauer and I argued here:

US to revoke visas for International Criminal Court staff: The U.S. will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Pompeo said

Washington asks Russia: Where's your proof Paul Whelan is a spy? Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) detained Whelan after an acquaintance handed him a flash drive containing classified info. Whelan believes he was set up by the acquaintance & the FSB

NEW: Rick Gates — still cooperating! Mueller's office asks to delay his sentencing again, as Gates "continues to cooperate with respect to several ongoing investigations." They ask for another 60 days until the next update

Wyden lambastes voting machine makers as ‘accountable to nobody’

A terrorist, responsible now for 49 deaths, referred to Trump as “a symbol of white identity”

Russians are already thinking about a post-Putin Russia. One popular Russian paper has a fascinating article today entitled “The end of the Putin era” along with a “guide to the future political transition”. It predicts “a nerve-wracking political drama” ahead.

How can you defend a president who is a danger to democracy?

What does Fox News pay its on-air contributors? Trump admin disclosure forms offer a glimpse

LATEST: Police in Christchurch raise death toll to 49 after shootings at two mosques

Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro: Advertisers begin to ditch Fox News shows

This is why the @GOP controlled House Judiciary Committee refused to release the transcripts of Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and Peter Strzok last year. Their testimony contradicts the stuff that @realDonaldTrump and his enablers make up.

Twitter and other platforms face harsher scrutiny after the Christchurch shootings appear to have been streamed online

The 12 Republican senators who broke with Trump on emergency declaration

The Christchurch shooter has apparently posted video of the attack and posted a manifesto. Think carefully before sharing this content, and reporters, think carefully about how you represent it.

Jared Kushner’s family business is planning a $550 million in a White House Opportunity Zone area. Jared and Ivanka work in the White House. Ivanka has used her position to advocate for the Opportunity Zone program.

The suspected shooter had posted a 74-page manifesto to Twitter and used other forums to show admiration for U.S. extremists.

Poll: Nearly 80 percent of Americans say immigrants are "no more to blame for crime than other groups"

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made $18 million from Boeing last year. He oversees a government agency that awards massive contracts to Boeing. He may have used his government position to promote Boeing

Must watch video: Joint Chiefs Chairman says Google refuses to work with US military but provides “direct benefit” to China’s military

Last August, police found 11 emaciated children living in a "filthy" makeshift compound with five adults. On Thursday, all five were charged with plotting terrorist attacks

Michael Cohen Has Email Showing That Donald Trump Criminally Dangled Pardon

Sandy Hook families win ruling to seek gun maker accountability

Congress takes historic action blocking Trump on emergency call

Zervos ruling clears path for new case against Trump Foundation

GOP's transcript release gambit backfires upon actual reading

JUST IN: Graham blocks resolution to make Mueller report public after House unanimously passes it

New Zealand really didn't need a Baruch Goldstein. This is just awful. Anybody who attacks people at prayer is beneath contempt. Thoughts and prayers because I don't know what else to say

So the President is just tweeting out links to White Nationalist websites ... during a mass shooting at a mosque?

#BREAKING: NY attorney general says evidence shows Trump misused charity for presidential campaign

NEWS: Unsealed report finds evidence Russian-run tech firm's infrastructure was used in election hack, overlapping with claims in Steele dossier

Trump tried to make the GOP border emergency fight about him. He lost anyway.

"...the most unbelievably severe and reprehensible sort of behavior that any American could engage in." Or, in other words, "f***ing terrifying."

Tech Firm in Steele Dossier May Have Been Used by Russian Spies

With respect, that’s stupid. I read the #LisaPage transcripts. They make her — and the FBI — look terrific: competent, honest, apolitical, committed to protecting the nation, enforcing its laws, and discovering the truth. Defaming the FBI hurts America. In case you give a damn.

There are fewer than 50,000 coal miners in the US and more than 350,000 solar panel installers. Individual-1 gave tax breaks to coal mines and put tariffs on solar panels. A backward, illogical, self-defeating policy

Beto O’Rourke speaks in Iowa after launching his 2020 bid: “We have the single greatest mechanism to call forth the genius of our fellow human beings. This democracy … can bring the ingenuity, the creativity, the resolve of an entire country”

After sexual misconduct allegations Steve Wynn was forced to sell stake in Wynn Resorts casinos & resign from RNC (he was co-finance chair w/Michael Cohen & Elliott Broidy) - months later he met Treasury officials writing regulations that could save him $

‘This is fascism’: Concern grows over Trump’s threat he has ‘support of police, military, Bikers for Trump’

These transcripts are worth your time. What comes through is that Page and Strzok are two patriots who performed their jobs admirably under difficult circumstances. They deserve much better treatment than they have gotten from the GOP.

Israeli military says it struck 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket fire.

We need universal background checks in this country. No more loopholes. Common sense, supported by most Americans, and will save lives in our communities.

ICYMI: For the first time in decades @GOPoversight tried to shut down a hearing—this one with Wilbur Ross on the #2020Census. Republicans are burying their heads in the sand, going against the very mission of oversight, and trying to keep the truth from the American people.

Christchurch attack is "unprecedented" for New Zealand, PM Jacinda Ardern says after 40 people are confirmed dead

This is why the @GOP controlled House Judiciary Committee refused to release the transcripts of Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and Peter Strzok last year. Their testimony contradicts the stuff that @realDonaldTrump and his enablers make up.

NEWS: As a secondary consequence of today's landmark ruling today about state lawsuits being OK against a sitting president, NY State AG Letitia James is going forward with a case against the Donald Trump Foundation

SPICY LIVES - also Wilbur Ross and Trump have some horrid troubles ahead.

NY attorney general: Evidence shows Trump misused charity.