Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Midwest's "bomb cyclone" was more of a catastrophe than anyone could have ever imagined

Prosecutors lied to the judge handling pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's plea deal, according to an attorney for some of his victims. Needless to say, if true, that is a major ethical violation. It is shocking that this did not come to light until now.

The Enigmatic Russian Paying Maria Butina's Legal Bills

No doubt it makes Donald Trump feel good to deny any ground to congressional Democrats attempting to perform their oversight responsibilities. The problem is, in America, this is not allowed.

SCOOP: Maria Butina’s Russian Fundraiser Hosted US Separatists Prior to 2016 Election - The Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia founded by Alexander Ionov was paid by Kremlin to fly Texas & California separatists to Moscow in Sept '16

How can anyone not think this man is off his nut? Honestly??

The Pentagon's inspector general says it will investigate a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co.

NEW: One of Trump’s closest confidantes - Hope Hicks - has agreed to turn over documents to House Judiciary, which asked her to respond to an array of issues - Comey firing, Flynn statements, Don Jr. meeting. Nadler also asked for diary and other docs.

NEW: The House Judiciary Committee is planning to send a 2nd wave of doc requests to associates of Trump, including Rudy Giuliani, Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, and a former lawyer for Michael Cohen who last year sought a pardon on Cohen's behalf, WSJ reports.

"Let New Zealand be a place where there is no tolerance for racism ever." In the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asks students for help stomping out racism and extremism

NYC Official Says Kushner Firm Harassed & Endangered Tenants

I don’t know about enlarging the Court, but put bluntly it has been captured by big #Republican donor interests, and if the Court won’t clean up its own act, something will have to be done.

Brett Kavanaugh clerked under Justice Kennedy. Justice Kennedy’s son worked for Deutsche Bank, the same bank that gave Trump so many loans. Then Kavanaugh's $200,000 credit card debt disappeared before his confirmation.

While you were sleeping Trump retweeted a QAnon conspiracy theorist, via Larry the Cable Guy, to slam the TSA

A top Interior department press secretary has a disturbing history of Islamophobic comments

America’s days as a superpower may be numbered — because of Trump

Mayor Pete on Morning Joe: “The biggest problem with capitalism is the way it has become intertwined with power... the growth of business is eroding our democracy. Capitalism without democracy is Russia.”

The president is determined to prove he IS certifiably insane

NEW: In February, @VP Mike Pence’s leadership PAC spent about $193,000. Of that, Pence’s PAC spent about $55,000 at the Trump International Hotel in D.C., per filing w/ @FEC.

“I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York.... Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”

If you’ve ever wondered what the decline of a civilization feels like while it’s happening, it’s the feeling you get when you read this message from the president of the United States.

Trump has taken increased control of negotiations over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, sidelining his own top negotiator and dismissing the warnings of top intel & foreign policy advisors in the wake of last month's failed summit, TIME reports.

Hmmm...your bizarre tweets and recent temper tantrums reveal your panic over the likelihood the Special Counsel will soon further complicate your life, putting your political & financial future in jeopardy. Fortunately, Lady Justice does not do NDAs.

Look at the spending differences between Trump and all other candidates for president on Facebook

"Watching twin populists Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro today was to see how nationalism today is at its ugly root ethnic and racial nationalism, eventually reducing identity to supposed genetics,"

The Trump administration is withholding a report justifying "shock" auto tariffs

Donald Trump Jr.'s op-ed in the Telegraph has many top officials and business people in the U.K. on edge, wondering what it means for U.S.-U.K. relations.

Extraordinary -- George Conway details his private conversations with Trump to @jdawsey1, including the president asking him about firing Preet Bharara and seeking his advice on lawyers to hire for Mueller probe

Trump makes Republicans choose him or their principles. Makes Lindsay Graham choose him over his dear friend John McCain. Makes Kellyanne Conway choose him or her husband. The loyalty tests never, ever end. And the choice shouldn’t even be hard.

The lawyer for the 16-year-old girl who prosecutors say was the victim attached to the deal given to Jeffrey Epstein says neither he nor his client was informed that it was her case that ended Epstein’s prosecution

The Super-Rich

Bullying McCain, Trump shows his fights don't stop at the graveyard's edge

Here are some pictures of Franklin Graham meeting with Vyacheslav Volodin in Russia earlier this month. Volodin has been sanctioned by the U.S. since 2014. Graham described the meeting (on his Instagram) as an “honor.”

I still want to know what @realDonaldTrump said to Justice Kennedy that made him stop dead in his tracks in this video.

Murdoch's new Fox debuts on Nasdaq, names ex-Speaker Paul Ryan to board

SCOOP: The House Judiciary Committee has received 8,195 pages of documents from these EIGHT individuals & entities as part of its Trump probe.

Remember that infrastructure plan Trump touted, where he said that he was investing $199 billion into infrastructure? He cuts transportation by $286 billion. And this doesn't even include other kinds of infrastructure like housing. This is why the admin withheld this info.

Trump's budget calls for $3.5 billion in cuts to WIC, which provides food assistance to infants, toddlers, and pregnant moms. WIC serves over 6 million people and is incredibly effective.

The Trump budget would cut the CDC in third!!!! You want a public health crisis? This is how you get a public health crisis!

Elijah Cummings: The White House hasn’t turned over a single piece of paper to my committee

Indicted Oligarch Dmytro Firtash Praises Paul Manafort, Says Trump Has Third-Grade Smarts

Prosecutors have offered to drop solicitation charges against Robert Kraft in unusual deal that calls for admitting he would've been found guilty

Houston uneasy beneath black plume of days-long chemical fire

Trump investigations harder to track as they grow beyond Mueller

House document responses pose challenge in processing

Intriguing clues seen in Cohen search documents, redactions too

Trial of Trump transition official may expose new Flynn details

A note to @realDonaldTrump & his team: @HouseDemocrats are committed to performing our oversight duties as laid out by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution – and no amount of red tape will change that.

A former McCain aide says Trump was lying when he claimed today the senator had misled the WH and said he was going to support “repeal and replace” effort before changing his mind. “Nope. Never happened,” the former aide said. “You’re surprised Trump lied?” the ex-aide added.

In light of a SECOND JURY finding today that #Monsanto #Roundup was a substantial factor in causing cancer, below again is my statement from having worked on this issue for years. PEOPLE SHOULD STOP USING ROUNDUP!!!