Friday, April 5, 2019

TODAY: Status reports are due for Sam Patten, who has been cooperating with DC prosecutors and Mueller's team since August. He pleaded guilty to violating FARA and admitted to funneling funds to Trump's inaugural for a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch.

The mystery man in Trump's Mar-a-Lago/China Scandal has ties to Chinese Communist Party and government outfits--and this is prompting serious counterintelligence concerns.

When @BarackObama was president, he released his tax returns every year by April 15th while he was being audited. (IRS routinely audits every presidential tax return.)

BREAKING: Trump’s holding a fundraising event today in Beverly Hills mansion of a health care executive where tickets run up to $150,000 a piece. Trump’s not assessing a border crisis. He’s fundraising—with photo ops & PR stunts as a cover so it looks like he’s working. He’s not.

THREAD: The current situation is unsustainable bc: Mueller's damaging findings are coming out no matter what Barr does.

"Profit over the incarceration of other human beings — this is not justice. This is an injustice," Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said, slamming private prisons at

Mika Brzezinski: Trump once game me "unbelievably inappropriate hug"

Alex Jones is in legal trouble again, this time in Connecticut. Jones is supposed to hand over InfoWars documents, but lawyers say he suspiciously hasn't produced anything he wrote himself.

Two US citizens among women's rights activists detained in Saudi Arabia

Trump is down double digits in key battleground states since the presidential election, according to Morning Consult. Here's how Trump's net approval has shifted since he won in 2016:


The Federal Government should stand with ALL victims of natural disasters. @realDonaldTrump is holding disaster aid to ALL American communities hostage because of a petty, political grudge against the American Citizens of Puerto Rico.

BREAKING: We've filed a motion w/ 19 states to block President Trump's attempts to divert billions in federal funds to build this wall. This wall is unnecessary, and an abuse of power that will take away resources that could be used to help Americans across our nation

New York, Maryland, California, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Vermont are suing the Trump administration over school nutrition roll-backs. Here's what you need to know

Today, the Saudi regime has cracked down on even more activists, including 2 US citizens

Trump’s DHS, among other outrages this week, was caught disbanding a unit focused on domestic terrorism. So what was the response? Warning employees not to leak.

So far, one of the Biden “accusers” has turned out to be a Soviet Sanders flunky, and another one has turned out to be a vocal admirer of Vladimir Putin. ... Bernie might as well become tRUmp’s VPOTUS on the GOP ticket at this point. “Make the Kremlin Great Again.”

“The top federal ethics watchdog said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s sale of his stake in a film production business to his wife did not comply with federal ethics rules”

Yup - Congresscritter from Western North Carolina bought a bank with an "ex" KGB officer WHILE IN CONGRESS

House Intel member Mike Quigley says that there’s increased urgency to be concerned Mueller's report may be destroyed, adding, "The best indicator of future activity is past activity." He said Barr's "biased" summary was such an indicator.

NEW: Campaigning in Iowa, Beto O'Rourke says some of President Trump's rhetoric evokes Nazi Germany

Creepy Don.

White House Unexpectedly Withdraws Ron Vitiello’s Nomination To Lead Immigration And Customs Enforcement Vitiello had been scheduled to travel with Donald Trump to the border on Friday, but was no longer going, one official said.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to delay Brexit until June 30, setting up a battle with the bloc ahead of a key summit next week.

Ex-GOP Congresscritter who worked with Newt Gingrich was 80% owner of A RUSSIAN BANK and just lost the license for money laundering.

Obama says U.S. is headed down a “dangerous” road: “I believe in uniting people and not in separating them”

‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah Grills Bernie Sanders: Does America Really Need Another Old White Guy?

Trump Biographer, Who's Seen President's Tax Returns, Urges Democrats to 'Go Back 15 Years' to Find 'Murky' Dealings

President Trump privately told his advisers that he will not hand over his tax returns to Congress and "he would fight the issue to the Supreme Court," according to the Washington Post

All Bernie is doing here is providing political cover for @realDonaldTrump not releasing his tax returns. Release the tax returns or drop out of the race. Sanders declines to say when he will release tax returns

Wait, you're saying Stinky Rapey just might be pushing the panic button yet again to gain sympathy and cash?

Ex-federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah: "It is with some sadness that I say, Barr did absolutely the wrong thing, in the wrong way, and one can certainly infer bad reasons in his handling so far of the special counsel's report."

Oh, Russia. Never change.

Incredible crowd outside the White House to make clear—the American people must see the full Mueller report!

Trump inauguration subject of at least seven open investigations

Some on Mueller team concerned about Barr views on obstruction

Public interest can top grand jury secrecy: fmr Watergate counsel

Exception to grand jury secrecy has clear and familiar precedent

New Mexico is the latest state to join a compact pledging to devote its electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote in future presidential elections if enough states sign on

Rep. Mark Pocan: Betsy DeVos is unfit to lead the Education Department. It's time for her to resign

Sen. Bernie Sanders declines to say when he will release his tax returns

.@senatemajldr is changing the rules, and giving us less time to debate nominees who will have tremendous power over people’s lives—like @FHFA nominee Mark Calabria. We should not be rushing these people through. We need time for the people we serve to make their voices heard.

Trump Wants Herman Cain on the Fed Because He’s an Unqualified Hack

NEW: Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago says she owns a $1.3M home and a BMW. A federal prosecutor said she poses an “extreme risk of flight” from the U.S. if she is released from custody

"Show us the Mueller report," Speaker Pelosi says, smacking the lectern for emphasis. "Show us the tax returns. And we're not walking away just because you say 'no' the first time around."

US revokes visa of International Criminal Court prosecutor

NYC. DC. Boston. Syracuse. Miami. Bar Harbor, ME. Pittsfield, MA. Columbia, SC. In 300+ protests across the country, the American people are mobilized to demand the DOJ #ReleaseTheReport.

New reporting suggests strain between Barr and Mueller team