Thursday, March 21, 2019

Marine Corps commandant says deploying troops to the border poses ‘unacceptable risk’

Dems say WH is concealing info about Trump-Putin meetings, but the WH today responded to Dem request for info: "The president must be free to engage in discussions with foreign leaders without fear that those communications will be disclosed and used for political purposes."

My latest at Patribotics looks at @DavidSirota's breathtaking record of pro-Russian propaganda, and asks if he should have registered under FARA.

BREAKING: In letter to WH, Rep. Cummings reveals that KUSHNER was routinely using WhatsApp to conduct official business as recently as Dec. 2018. Kushner's lawyer told lawmakers he screenshots messages to preserve them.

JUST IN: Kushner accused of using WhatsApp, personal email to conduct official business: report

Yesterday the official Trump Store debuted its cherry-blossom collection. Four items on sale showcase the White House.

NEW: Facebook reportedly stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

New Trump Student Loan Policy Will Ensure Only Wealthy People Go To College

Chemical warfare.

This proposal is from an idiot hotel heiress who insists being born into absurd wealth is a disadvantage in life.

Trumps Mar-a-Lago to host Palm Beach County Republicans. Reporters arent invited.

Ah, the irony: China approves Trump trademarks for escort services.

Pentagon sends B-52 bombers to Europe for exercises amid tensions with Russia

Mark Zuckerberg is a threat to national security.

Happy 13th Birthday, Barron!

Instead of saying “hi” Trump now greets people with, “no collusion, no collusion.”

Trump has said the Mueller investigation is "unconstitutional" and "illegal." FACT-CHECK: Six separate federal courts have upheld Mueller's appointment, authority and prosecutorial decisions. These rulings came from judges appointed by Dems and Republicans, even one by Trump.

"There's a mean streak that runs through Donald Trump's heart," says Jack O'Donnell, former President and COO of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. "There is a piece of this that is almost sociopathic, that he likes to hurt people. ... It's who he is."

"Selling tickets to campaign fundraisers without disclosing the buyer to the FEC is illegal. Selling tickets to foreign nationals, who are banned from donating to American political causes, would be an additional violation of U.S. law."

The Kingdom and the Kushners: Jared Went to Riyadh. So Did His Brother.

Michael Cohen investigators relied on controversial cell-tracking device

I wonder why this description by jared kushner’s father of the financing of 666 fifth avenue is coming now

Read my op-ed in the @WashingtonPost on President Trump and the White House’s unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay, and obstruction.

BREAKING: Video of Devin Nunes defending protestors who yelled the "n-word" at Congressman John Lewis: "I think people have every right to say what they want. If they wanna smear someone, they can do it." Dug up by @TheDemCoalition. Nunes is an awful man

“Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al-Qaeda-linked figures, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States.”

John Childs, the billionaire financier who is accused of involvement in a Florida prostitution ring, gave $50,000 to the RNC just three days before the allegations against him became public, according to Politico.

Ronald Reagan’s daughter says her father would be "horrified" by Trump’s presidency

What a coincidence. Both the White House and Kremlin are actively pushing for Brexit.

Several of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent women’s rights activists are put on trial

Eight days to go. Theresa May heads to Brussels to press the EU on her delay request

Julie K. Brown: The lawyer for 16 of Jeffrey Epstein's underage victims says none of them were informed of the plea deal. So when the prosecutor told the judge that the victims had been notified, it's clear that that was untrue.

ICE has been wrongly detaining dozens of U.S. citizens in Florida jails, according to a new ACLU report that says it's part of a disturbing pattern affecting Americans across the nation.

YESTERDAY: Beto O'Rourke, who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, speaks to supporters in Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH.

Kremlin wonders if Putin will follow in Kazakh leader’s footsteps

New filing in Carter Page v. Democratic National Committee: Response in Opposition to Motion

President Trump on Mueller report: "I had the greatest electoral victory, one of them, in the history of our country, tremendous success. Tens of millions of voters. And now somebody is going to write a report who never got a vote."

Russian National Extradited From Estonia To Face Charges Of Illegal Procurement Of U.S. Electronics

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern moves to ban all military style weapons, effective immediately: "Every semi-automatic weapon used in the [Christchurch] terrorist attack will be banned in this country."

As of 3pm NZ ET semi-auto weapons, assault rifles & high capacity magazines are banned effective immediately.There is an ongoing amnesty for not only these weapons, but for any firearm. The buy back scheme will extend to non prescribed weapons also

Donald Trump, as recently as this week, voiced support for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta despite a federal judge ruling that he broke the law in order to give a child sex offender a sweet deal that his victims were never allowed to know about.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has joined 14 other defendants in a motion seeking to block release of surveillance video evidence connected to charges that the men solicited prostitution at a Florida massage parlor.

This lie was spread by Dmytro Firtash in an interview he gave earlier this week. Firtash is a pro-Russian "Ukrainian oligarch" who peddled Kremlin lies in Ukraine alongside Paul Manafort for years. Firtash is also widely acknowledged as Semion Mogilevich's business partner. MOB.

Franklin Graham told RIA Novosti that @VP Pence was glad to hear he was going to Moscow, and that Pence supported the trip

NEW: Release of Epstein sex trafficking documents may hinge on Two mystery parties -- one of them a "John Doe.''

Democrat Rep. @ericswalwell on the Judiciary Committee's request for documents: "I do believe we've seen already in daylight, broad daylight, obstruction of justice, abuse of power and a corrupt presidency, and these documents will affirm that."

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.

Defending the move to ban all military style weapons, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said: "It's about all of us, it's about safety and to prevent an act of terror happening in our country ever again."

Indictments are coming... We're working to extend the statute of limitations, so that NO ONE is above the law.

So the lawyer for Flynn's ex-business partner Bijan Kian, as part of pre-trial discovery, wants information on Michael Flynn's "contacts with Russian officials, including Kirill Dmitriev, following the presidential election in 2016..." Flynn-Dmitriev contacts???

"We must keep in mind the already-known essential fact: The man in the White House engaged in the most consequential political skullduggery in US history. That’s the sad truth."

Weissmann makes sartorial statement as he exits Mueller team

Booker, Buttigieg, Beto, Bernie,... Biden? Bennet?

New reporting bolsters case Epstein prosecutors misled judge

Russian denies Flynn meeting suggested in court documents

Trump disregard for congressional oversight untenable in America